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Cherry harvest off to an early start in the Inland Northwest

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GREEN BLUFF, Wash. -

Do you have a green thumb? Or do you just want to eat delicious cherries? Whatever your preference, you might want to head to Green Bluff.

Thanks to Mother Nature, the cherry harvest at Walters’ Fruit Farm and other orchards in the Inland Northwest, is more than two weeks early.

“The fruit sized up really good,” said Jason Morrell of Walters’ Fruit Farm. “We need really nice hot days and cool nights, and then you need moisture.”

Morrell says the weather this spring and summer has fueled the best cherry harvest since he started working at Walters’ in 2004.

Right now, Walters’ is harvesting Rainier and Bing cherries. They expect apricot’s to come early too.

Because the fruit harvest is so early this year, Morrell says to contact them through their Facebook page, visit www.greenbluffgrowers.com, or call them at (509) 238-4709 to find out what will be available to pick. 

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