Focus On Fruit for 07/22/21

Washington State University’s Tianna Dupont tell us about a new app developed between WSU and Oregon State University to help growers detect Little Cherry Disease. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

2021 Cherry Harvest Closes In On 14 Million Boxes Shipped

As the 2021 cherry harvest continues, the news is both good and not so good. To date nearly 13,767,157 20-pound boxes have been picked and shipped, and it looks like the supply will meet the demand of late July promotions. However, the impact of the late June heat is really starting to impact numbers. According […]

Over 11M Boxes Of Cherries Have Been Shipped

Despite a rollercoaster of a year, the cherry harvest continues to progress for Northwest growers. As of Wednesday, 11,311,597 20-pound boxes have been shipped. According to Cherry Growers Northwest, the industry has shipped an average of 420,000 boxes per day for the past week to points around the world. The solid numbers are encouraging during […]

Northwest Cherry Harvest Starts To Pick Up Steam

After a fairly slow start thanks to cooler temperatures, the rate of the cherry harvest is starting to increase. According to Northwest Cherry Growers, 1.9 million boxes have been shipped. Quality and color remain “exceptional”, but sizing has been a challenge for some growers. The anticipation is the harvest volume will continue to increase in […]

Cherry Crop Estimate Remains Unchanged

The third projection of the 2021 cherry crop looks very similar to the second projection. According to Northwest Cherry Growers, the estimated 2021 crop remains effectively unchanged at 223,700 tons. If that figure holds, this season would be about 17.7% larger than last year’s crop, but 5.7% smaller from 2019’s crop. Even though the net […]

Focus On Fruit for 06/03/21

In today’s Focus On Fruit, BJ Thurlby President of Northwest Cherry Growers discusses how they plan to market in southeast Asia. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Latest Cherry Crop Projection Slightly Smaller Than Initial Expectation

Northwest Cherry Growers is out with its second round projections of the 2021 crop. The new expectation for the upcoming year is 223,723 tons, a 6% decrease from the Round 1 estimate. As with Round 1, the model is populated with historical data, growing degree day patterns, acreage shifts, market trends, processing tonnage and in-field […]

Over 237K Tons Of Cherries Expected In 2021

Northwest Cherry Growers released it first crop projection of the year Thursday. The early estimate places the 2021 crop at 237,992 tons. Northwest Cherry Growers points out the 22-person estimation team looks at their orchards as well as the surrounding area’s volume dynamics and compiles overviews for their area. Each member submits the data specific […]

U.S. Sweet Cherry Production Down 6%

According to numbers released by NASS, total sweet cherry production nationwide for 2020 is forecast at 334,000 tons, down 6% from 2019. In Washington and Oregon, severe cold snaps in February and mid-March had varying impacts across the region. The later blooming varieties were well behind the rest of the crop, leading to lower expected […]