Central Oregon DailyNorthwest cherry harvest smallest in 14 years due to cold

Northwest cherry harvest smallest in 14 years due to cold

Northwest cherry harvest smallest in 14 years due to cold

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest cherry crop this year is the smallest in 14 years at least in part because of a spring snowstorm.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the crop was 80,000 tons short.

Oregon and Washington experienced a severe winter storm on April 14, during the region’s cherry blossom bloom.

According to B.J. Thurlby, the president of both the Washington State Fruit Commission and Northwest Cherries, a snow event during the cherry bloom has not happened before. He said the crop is the smallest since 2008.

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