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Cherry Harvest Shaping Up Well This Year

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Washington State Fruit Commission says the cherry harvest is shaping up well this year.

We're coming up on a critical time for growers because the first week of July is typically the biggest for cherry sales, and growers want to get their crop to market.

The commission says the warm spring and rainy weather earlier this year did knock out some farmer's crops but overall, there should be enough supply.

"The quality that we're seeing off the trees is just fantastic and that's what's most important is getting great, quality cherries into the mouths of consumers," said James Michael with the Washington State Fruit Commission.

The commission says while Bing cherries are still the most popular, they're also seeing more demand for other varieties like Rainier cherries.