Fewer Acres – Better Production

The popular trees that draw people to places like Door County continued to produce well in 2020.

Wisconsin tart cherry production totaled 10.1 million pounds in 2020, up 11% from 2019 production levels, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service 2020 Summary.

Wisconsin’s bearing acreage was estimated at 1,500 acres, down 100 acres from last year.

Average yield per acre, at 6,700 pounds, was up from 5,700 pounds last year. The overall average price rose from 10.9 cents per pound in 2019 to 49.9 cents per pound in 2020.

The value of Wisconsin’s utilized tart cherry crop totaled $4.99 million in 2020.