B.C. growers have learned over the course of the last two years that extreme weather events are a new reality. according to Fresh Plaza. Last month’s heatwave affected the Pacific Northwest and B.C. Sais Sukhpaul Bal, president of the B.C. Cherry Association based in Kelowna, B.C.: “We were unsure how far that damage was going to extend." But apparently, B.C. growers are feeling more optimistic after a deeper look into their orchards post-heat wave. “When we got back out into the orchard, we saw there was still some excellent fruit. It really changed our perspective. We expected the worst, but with the good fruit set this year, there were lots of cherries on the trees, to begin with,” says Bal. Read more about the heatwave's effect on B.C. cherry varietals here.