Members of the tree fruit industry have stated that Northwest US producers have grown a great crop. The cherry harvest is well underway and the pear harvest is set to start next month,
Jon DeVaney, President of the Washington state Tree Fruit Association said that despite smaller volumes, it looks like a good, marketable pear and apple crop this year.
DeVaney was quoted as saying: “The unusual weather this spring has reduced the total somewhat, but one of the things that we have going for us is this is probably the best place in the world to grow fruit, and we do it extremely well. And we maintain a very high standard of quality and consistency, in that we’re shipping out our best product. So if you see Washington apples, pears or cherries on your super market shelf, you know you’re going to get a top notch piece of fruit.”
Washingtonagnetwork.com reports that, while smaller than last year’s harvest, the 2020 cherry crop is right in line with the five year average.