Slow start for cherries but bumper crop
It has been a slow start to the cherry season due to late rain and low temperatures.
Growers are experiencing a delay in the season by about 10 days.
Cherry Lane Fields owner George Grozotis said despite the slow start, he was expecting a “bumper crop”.
“The season will move quickly with some sun,” he said.
Cherries have a season of about 100 days.
Mr Grozotis has just under 11,000 cherry trees and is still planting more.
“We have a rotation for how heavy trees are,” he said.
“If trees were heavy with cherries one year, they’ll likely be lighter the next.”
Operating as Cherry Lane Fields since 1998 and a third-generation farmer, Mr Grozotis said he had cherry planting “down to a science”.
“Some varieties work over east that don’t work over here,” he said.
“Warmer weather is what gets the flowering and growing done, we just add water.”
Cherry Lane Fields owner George Grozo tis says a few good days of sun will get the cherry season back on track.