Solid Cherry Crop Expected in Door County

Door County’s cherry crop should be solid in 2017, according to Matt Stasiak, supervisor at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay.

“We don’t expect a bumper crop in 2017, but it should be good,” Stasiak said. “We had a couple of freeze events May 7 and 8 that reduced the crop a little bit. We lost 25-30 percent of blossoms, which will result in fewer, but slightly bigger cherries.”

Those freeze events brought low temperatures of 26 degrees. Stasiak said if late spring temperatures drop to 20 degrees you’ll lose an entire crop.

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