Hot Temps Worry Cherry Growers
Because of the extreme temperatures Yakima Valley growers are seeing their cherry crops shrivel up on the trees.
Cherry growers say 80 degrees is the ideal temperature for cherries and with recent temperatures hitting triple digits much of the crop has stopped growing.
One farmer says because this seasons crop is so large- he is worried if the hot weather continues some may be completely spoiled.
"Thats very concerning because there- we are actually having to start diverting some cherries- so cannery rather than to fresh pack- due to the fact that the heat is affecting us and we are not getting the size that we expected to get," says Mark Barett.
Growers say cherries can actually get sunburned from the heat.