Terry Sorenson of Soren's Valhalla Orchards, Gardner, says this year's Montmorency crop is one of the best tart cherry crops he's seen. Sorenson also owns orchards in Nasewaupee and Forestville.
A plentiful crop of sweet and tart cherries is ripe for picking in Door County, and growers are feeling much more confident than they were a year ago.
"It's a very good crop," said Terry Sorenson, who represents Wisconsin growers and processors at the Cherry Marketing Institute for North America. "Everybody's in a good mood this year."
The former president of Wisconsin Cherry Producers has 80 acres of cherries in southern Door County and went through 80-degree weather in March 2012 that was followed by frost that devastated the local crop. At this time last year, the federal Department of ...