Wisconsin's Cherry Crop in Jeopardy?

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

Northeastern Wisconsin's cherry crop is in trouble even though the region got plenty of snow and rain this year.

Orchard owners in Door County blame the shortfall on the lack of rain in 2007. They say their crop will be down about 50 percent.

The buds for this year's cherries were formed last fall, which means they had to survive on the low amount of rain that fell last year.

But the orchard owners say there is a silver lining. Because the trees won't produce as many cherries, there won't be as much competition for water. That means the cherries that do form will be bigger than normal.


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