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Utah’s tart cherry harvest props up poor U.S. crop
Food » One of nation’s top producers will be counted on heavily this year.

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At a glance

Utah cherry harvest

Sweet » 1968 was banner year, at 7,700 tons; 1972 was the worst, at zero tons

Tart » 2011 was best year, at 35 million pounds; 1972 was the worst, at 1.3 million pounds

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Top cherry producers

Tart » Normally, Michigan is No. 1, followed by Utah, Washington, New York and Wisconsin.

Sweet » Typically, Washington is at the top, followed by California, Oregon, Michigan, Montana and Utah.

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