Fruit Commission Predicts a Possible Record Cherry Harvest
YAKIMA, Wa - The Washington Fruit Commission predicts a possible record harvest for this year's cherry crop.
Excellent spring weather in key growing areas here in Washington and in Oregon, Idaho and Utah, have pushed estimates to roughly 140-thousand tons.
Rain damaged some cherry crops near the Tri-Cities, but growers closer to Yakima say they did not get hit. The harvest here in the Yakima Valley is expected to start in about ten days and the fruit commission says cherry quality and size looks promising.