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Growers Looking Ahead to Next Harvest

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WAPATO--With this year's cherry harvest nearing the finish line, growers are already looking forward to the next batch of crops.

B.J. Thurlby, President of the Washington State Fruit Commission, said local warehouses have been shipping out 450,000 boxes of cherries per day for the past month, and they're not done yet.

Still, the focus is slowly shifting from cherries to peaches, apricots and nectarines.

"Those fruits, the bloom was much more spread out than our cherries," Thurlby said.  "We'll be picking peaches and nectarines all the way into September but right now we think we've got top quality."

Most of the peaches we found weren't quite ready for picking.

Thurlby said we could also have a record apricot crop.