Glut Of Cherries Send Prices Downward

A glut of sweet cherries on the market has sent the prices growers can get for their fruit downward, and some smaller cherries won’t be picked at all.  Underwood Fruit fieldman Jeff Heater says the entire Northwest is picking a record cherry crop, and they have been shipping a record number of boxes out every day for the last five weeks.  He says export prices have been good, but domestic prices have not.  Heater says growers who had pruned aggressively and have much bigger size of cherries that can be exported were able to pick them without a problem.  He adds they are trying to find alternative markets for the smaller cherries, including the frozen market, but Heater points out there is some carryover from last year so those buyers are reluctant to purchase more fruit.

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