Mr Eastlake said that there had been no discernible evidence of a drop in fruit availability that could be attributed to drought. “All the commercial orchards are irrigated now, which certainly shield fruit to a degree from drought.”
Mr Eastlake said there would be cherries in the district until early January.
The first case auction of Young cherries fetched $20,000 for charity at the Sydney Markets recently.
The harvest will be well underway during The Woolworths National Cherry Festival Young to be held on December 6,7 and 8 which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary.