Cherries

From left to right, Luis Yriche-Bandillo, Reynaldo Yriche and Jose Garcia take a break from picking cherries to eat lunch on Aug. 1.

For a year with such inconsistent and irregular weather, it may come as a surprise that, overall, cherry harvest has been going fairly well, though not without its own quirks.

“It has been another strange year in the cherry world but most growers in Wasco County seem pleased with harvest this year,” said Ashley Thompson, Oregon State University extension tree fruit horticulturalist for Wasco and Hood River Counties.