U.S. tart cherry production fell 23 percent last year, from 309 million pounds in 2016 to 238 million in 2017. Top-producer Michigan saw an increase in 2016 from the previous year, from 158 million pounds in 2015 to 223 million, but the 2017 crop was beset with weather problems and landed at 164.5 million pounds.
U.S. sweet cherry production rose sharply, up 36 percent from 318,000 tons in 2016 to a healthy 432,760 tons in 2017. Washington is the largest producer of sweet cherries and saw an increase from 195,000 tons in 2016 to 255,000 tons in 2017.
U.S. sweet & tart cherry production
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