Last weekend’s wet weather hasn’t dampened the excitement over this year’s cherry harvest- as a majority of local cherry growers say the damage to their crop wasn’t that bad.
Rain and in some cases, hail pelted the valley- risking damage to the crops as the water seeps into the fruit, potentially causing them to split.
BJ Thurbly with the Washington State Fruit Commission says growers throughout the valley have assessed the extent of damage from the recent moisture and overall, orchardists remain positive.
Forecasts show a chance of precipitation through this week and into the early part of next week- which means helicopters will be busy blowing that moisture off the cherry crops throughout the valley."CLICK HERE" for Audio