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Think ‘jumbo’ in July, say cherry growers

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WENATCHEE — Not only is this season’s cherry crop huge, but the individual cherries you pop in your mouth are larger, juicier and sweeter, too. Think “jumbo,” say growers.

“Cherries from the Pacific Northwest are sizing larger than years past,” said Steve Lutz, vice-president of marketing for Wenatchee-based Columbia Marketing International (CMI), one of the state’s largest fruit growers and shippers. “And sugar levels are at the top of the charts.”

The bulk of the season’s dark sweet cherries are…

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