In Video: Cherry pickers get to work with growers set to reap rewards

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A bumper crop of cherries is predicted in a year where the Covid-19 pandemic has caused anxiety over food supplies.

Volunteer pickers have helped bring in the harvest, with cherries expected to appear on shelves by the end of the month and producers optimistic of a sales windfall.

The warm spring means that the harvest is getting under way a week ahead of usual.

Love Fresh Cherries spokesman Matt Hancock, noting a shortage of cherries in Europe, said: “With all signs showing an extremely healthy British crop forecast, it means not only can we supply the retailers and consumers of the UK, but all over Europe as well, allowing us to remain competitive in the global market.”

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