California cherry growers expect to harvest a 10.2-million-box crop with relatively normal timing, according to the crop estimate released by the California Cherry Board this week. 

Harvest is expected to start in late April, according to the estimate, with peak volumes between May 15 and June 6. 

Northwest Cherry Growers plans to release its first-round estimate after the five-state meeting on May 15. Northwest packers report plans to start shipping in late May or early June. 

by Kate Prengaman