Cherry-Pickin’ Season Open in Door County, Now Through July

Posted on 13. Jul, 2010 by in Local Harvest

A bit early, the Door County cherry crop is ripe, abundant and ready for harvesting.

Turning east on Cty EE off Highway 42, just north of Egg Harbor, I had to stop, turn around and take a closer look at “something old, something new” – an addition to the rural landscape. The Robertoy’s have rescued a classic old cherry stand from the Kita farm, painted and polished it up a bit and opened the doors for business. Hyline Orchards now has three different types of cherries ready for hand-picking by-the-bucket.

Paul Robertoy Jr. gets the doors open...

Paul Robertoy Jr. gets the doors open...

According to Terry Sorenson, President of the Wisconsin Cherry Growers, mechanical tart cherry harvest has just started with sweet cherries 10 days or so into their harvest.

“The mild spring has everything bumped up a bit,” says Sorenson. “And although we’ve had some loss because of a couple of cold snaps, there will still be plenty of fresh cherries available through the end of the month.”

Paul Robertoy Sr.

Paul Robertoy Sr.

Three generations of Robertoys are hard at work in Egg Harbor at Hyline Orchards. When you go cherry-picking, keep your eyes peeled for their yellow cherries, an unusual and tasty variety.

For more information on where to pick or purchase delicious Door County cherries visit www.wisconsincherries.org.

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