After a delayed start thanks to cool, wet weather this spring, the 2022 cherry harvest is progressing nicely across the Pacific Northwest.  As of Thursday, July 25th, the Northwest cherry industry has shipped 9,745,008 twenty-pound equivalent boxes.

According to Northwest Cherry Growers, with such strong, late-producing orchards, the second half of the Northwest cherry crop makes for excellent displays.  And that maybe good news for the industry, since purchase data shows that many single-bag buyers don't make that purchase until they realize the season's countdown clock is ticking.  Industry officials say growers will ship near, or slightly above the Round 4 July estimate of 7.5 million boxes.  Additional July volume will come at the expense of the projected 2022 August volume of 1.9 million boxes and/or the small but measurable volume in September.

Beginning on the 8th of June, Thursday was the 48th day of shipments this season.

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