Tart Cherry Production Down 23 Percent
New York Ag Connection - 06/14/2017
United States tart cherry production is forecast at 238 million pounds, down 23 percent from the 2016 production.
In Michigan, the largest producing State, growers are still assessing damage from an early May freeze event but expect an average crop.
Utah growers reported a less than average crop this year. Some growers reporting low production cited freeze and frost at bloom. In Wisconsin, the season has been wet and cool, which may have hurt pollination. There was a frost in early May but it
appears to have only caused modest damage.
New York growers anticipate a less-than-average crop this year with widely varied yields.
In Washington, growers reported moderate spring temperatures and moisture and expect harvest to begin later than normal.