Cherry picker Simon Ortiz dumps a bucket load as he works an orchard early last month for grower Richard Dablin in his Sunnyside orchard. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Cherry picker Simon Ortiz works Sunnyside orchard early last month. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Northwest cherry growers set June shipping record

Washington, the nation’s largest sweet-cherry producer, accounts for 75 percent or more of the Northwest cherries. The association derives its figures from a staff of field representatives who communicate with growers and make periodic seasonal updates.

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