Funny thing is, my 37 year old daughter is kinda that way. I can't seem to impress upon her that it's kind of an effort to grow, maintain, and harvest the cherries and once off the bush/tree they need dealt with. Still, I walk in their house only to see a gallon of cherries on the counter from two days ago....
We had some early pickers, and when it got to a place where time was of the essence, we'd have people say they'd come and not show, or say "...I might come down Saturday" But that's just too late - it's over by then.
I talked to one of the guys that came down earlier to pick with his wife, they had taken 4 gallons and he said his wife was about all pitted out! They didn't want any more to do with cherries.
On the other hand, the grand kids picked some and the original plan was for the kids to sit down at the local farmers market and sell them, but then my wife decided to put them on Facebook as well as two or three local swap sites - we had people coming up from Omaha, from Harlan (like 45 miles) Elkhorn, etc. I mean she posted them at like 11:30 at night and sold I think 22 of the 24 quarts the grand kids had picked in about an hour or two at that late hour!
Then she kept telling people we could get them more so me and the kids were doing some last min order filling......
At $5 a quart the kids made some pretty good bank for not a ton of effort.
In the end there was a total of 54.5 gallons of cherries harvested between the ER and the CJ's.
Of that, CJ was 31.5 gallons which is 141.75 lbs or 28.35 pounds per bush. Had I started harvesting earlier (and not done the skid loader work...) the take would have been even more, but once there started being some damaged fruit it became more a thing like... ya know I have a tree full of ER's that are still behind the CJ's and therefore the fruit is in better shape so...
But I'm always glad when the cherry season is over, because I feel like I really burn the midnight oil a lot of nights in a row time I get 'em picked, pitted, and froze.
Now it's on to the garden stuff until peaches and apples come due