Washington Cherry Harvest Getting Ready to Deliver Great Quality Crop
Officials with the Washington State Fruit Commission say the cherry harvest is shaping up plump this year.
They say they are coming up on a critical time 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 are 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.
Michael says while Bing cherries are still the most popular, they're also seeing more demand for other varieties like Rainier cherries.