Warm spring weather is causing the cherry crop to ripen earlier then expected. The B.J. Thurlby President of Northwest Cherry Growers says they've already started picking in parts of the Yakima Valley and in the Columbia Basin. He says cherries in the Wenatchee Valley and Okanogan should be ready to pick in about 2 weeks. As a result of the earlier harvest Thurlby says they'll be an abundance of cherries later  this month and in early July.