Gary Middleton is worried about his cherry and blueberry buds outside of Eltopia, Washington.
They’re developing late. And it’s gnawing at him.
“Obviously it’s going to move the harvest dates back,” Middleton says. “I would anticipate we’re 7 to 10 days behind a normal harvest.”
A week or so might not seem like a big deal to a non-farmer, but that short window can mean the difference between higher prices for Middleton’s crop, or a potential loss on his harvest.