The 2021 Cherry Crop Weathers the Heat

Most growing regions are nearing or surpassing their all time record high temperatures. Aside from the effects on people and the cherries, such excessive heat can delay fruit development just as much as cooler weather.

Northwest Growers Weather the Storms and Push On into Harvest

June 21, 2021 Northwest Cherry Growers

Cool weather has continued to slow the start to the Northwest cherry harvest over the past week. Fortunately, that allowed many of our growers the time to mitigate any effects from several rain storms that passed across Washington state.

Northwest Cherry Growers Release the 2021 Round 2 Crop Estimate

The Northwest Cherry Growers’ Field Estimate team has compiled a second (“Round 2”) projection for the 2021 Northwest crop. Following our first round of estimation, this 22-person field team looks at their orchards as well as the surrounding area’s volume dynamics and compiles overviews for their area based on changes to the fruit set following bloom.

Northwest Cherry Growers Release the 2021 Round 1 Crop Estimate

The Northwest Cherry Growers’ Field Estimate team has compiled an initial (“Round 1”) projection for the 2021 Northwest crop. Annually this 22-person estimation team looks at their orchards as well as the surrounding area’s volume dynamics and compiles overviews for their area.

First Round Northwest Cherry Crop Estimate

It’s taken awhile, but without further ado, here’s what Northwest Cherry Growers know and believe about the 2020 Northwest sweet cherry crop. And they’re excited to tell you about it!