The news comes as UK cherries arrived on shelves early and in abundance following the third warmest spring on record.
British Cherries, the trade body, which represents more than 70% of growers, said total production was expected to double from last year to 4000 tonnes.
The fruit's "extraordinarily early" arrival in shops follows May being the sixth consecutive month of above-average temperatures, according to Met Office statistics, and the third warmest spring recorded - topped only by 2007 and 2011.
A British Cherries spokeswoman said: "The British cherry harvest is set to last longer than ever, well into September. Consumers increasingly demand fresh home-grown produce"