Early Northwest Cherry Harvest Sets May Record
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Thanks to a warm spring, the Northwest's cherry season is off to a hot start.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that a record number of cherries were shipped in May — more than 651,000 20-pound boxes. That's according to the Northwest Cherry Growers, which …
Cherry Crops Damaged by Rain
Recent showers have been bad news for some cherry growers in Central Washington.
Growers try to prevent wet cherries from splitting due to wet weather by drying them with wind turbines, air sprayers and hiring helicopters to fly over their orchards...