Expanded sourcing helps California cherry shippers

04/21/2010 03:09:35 PM
Andy Nelson

“The overall acreage hasn’t changed that much in Stockton and Lodi — the new acreage is heavy to the south,” he said.

Despite the new growth in the south, Williams does not characterize the California industry as a whole as being in a period of rapid growth.

The recent memory of Washington growers leaving fruit unpicked in 2009 serves as a cautionary tale, he said.

“California growers are careful to grow wisely,” he said.

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