These alternative crops vary somewhat, but they do have a few elements in common:
They’re hardy. They’re different. They can be sold as superfruit.
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Some growers are looking for a late-season market window.
“It’s hard to put a number on the potential market for dark, fresh, sweet cherries.”
Cranberry handlers in most states will have to move 15 percent of the 2017 crop away from U.S. consumers due to a rule finalized by the USDA in April, and the Department of Agriculture has also posted a proposed rule restricting the amount of crop that large growers could deliver after their next harvest.
“This was by far the best year we’ve ever had.”
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