The evolution of cherry production over the last 15 years

Production

15 Apr 2024

World supply rose from 1.85 to 2.75 million tonnes from 2008 to 2022, an increase of about 50%. The geography of world supply has not changed substantially over the past 15 years, although a concentration in a few countries can be observed.

California cherries: the state recovers after the disappointments of the 2023 season

Production

12 Apr 2024

"This year we have a more typical seasonal timing," said Mark Calder of Primavera Marketing - "Some of the earlier varieties could be out by 25 April, with a steady volume in the southern San Joaquin Valley by 5 May."

Netherlands gets first greenhouse-grown cherries from Spain

Markets

12 Apr 2024

"Cherries are scarce from week 12 to week 17, during which they are not available worldwide," says Lucien Ruiter of Van Ooijen Citrus in Ridderkerk. "Greenhouse cherries from our Spanish supplier fill this gap."

Apulian producers' optimism for an early campaign

Production

11 Apr 2024

"It promises to be a very good campaign," says Michele Laporta, president of Op Agritalia. "This year the season is starting much earlier, mainly due to the favourable weather. In any case, it will all depend on the weather in the coming days".

Verfrut celebrates over 2 million crates in the season just ended with +45.7% growth

Production

11 Apr 2024

The total export volume reached 2,211,344 crates, an increase of 45.7%. In November, the largest floating photovoltaic plant in South America was officially opened, another milestone in Verfrut's sustainability efforts.

USDA blocks cherry imports from Quebec, fruit fly emergency

Crop protection

10 Apr 2024

The United States has banned the entry of cherries from Quebec, Canada, following the detection of the European cherry fruit fly in the province. The notice expands the 2017 import ban on cherries from Ontario. Other Canadian provinces must certify the origin of their cherries.

Robots to help cherry growers in New Zealand

Tech management

10 Apr 2024

Burro units are fully electrified, allowing to greatly enhance sustainable footprint in operations, with estimated reduction in carbon emissions of up to 80,000kg’s of C02e annually, and 70% reduction in running costs per 40-hectares block of cherries.

Apulian cherries, a season that seems to be under a good star

Production

09 Apr 2024

The 2024 Apulian cherry season seems to be promising: there is a climate of confidence and positivity among operators in Apulia. According to RICA, the Agricultural Accounting Information Network, Apulia is worth 30% of Italy's cherry production.

Michigan: sour cherry crisis continues

Production

09 Apr 2024

A reduction in sour cherry orchards and processing plants is expected. "The cost of planting and maintaining the current orchards is high," says Tim Brian, president of Smeltzer Orchard Co. "and there are not many to replace them."

Jerte cherries: Spanish research indicates preference for PGI and PDO products

Specialties

08 Apr 2024

The protected designation of origin of the Jerte cherry has been certifying its origin and quality since 1996. In economic terms, the value of designations of origin was estimated at 7.3 billion in 2018, with more than 353 Spanish quality marks registered in the EU.

Focus On

The evolution of cherry production over the last 15 years

Production

15 Apr 2024

World supply rose from 1.85 to 2.75 million tonnes from 2008 to 2022, an increase of about 50%. The geography of world supply has not changed substantially over the past 15 years, although a concentration in a few countries can be observed.

Rebirth from bacterial cancer of the cherry tree

Crop protection

29 Mar 2024

Today's cherry growers are confronted with cherry blight, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae. In recent years, the disease has appeared more frequently in high and very high density planting and dwarfing rootstocks.

The picture of the economic sustainability of fruit-growing sector

Tech management

25 Mar 2024

A recent study analyzed production costs and average margins of the main species in the Emilia-Romagna region. From the comparison it emerges that cherry trees confirm themselves as one of the few fruit species capable of achieving full economic sustainability.

Cherries: what future?

Events

25 Mar 2024

This was the title of the meeting held on 15 March at the operational headquarters of the OP Giuliano - PugliaFruit in Rutigliano, where the problems of a sector that shows alarming signs of little interest and from agricultural entrepreneurs were discussed.

Marysa®, a sweet cherry with a sour cherry flavour

Varieties

15 Mar 2024

In agronomic terms, Marysa® had attributes that were in some cases superior to the Sweet® varieties, in terms of rusticity and productivity, high harvest yields and fruit size. The variety spread not only in its area of origin, but also in the Verona area.

Portrait of a sweet cherry breeder: Gregorio Lopez-Ortega

Breeding

18 Jan 2024

n this article, José Quero García, member of the technical-scientific committee of Cherry Times, interviewed Gregorio Lopez-Ortega, breeder at the Chilean company Hortifrut.

Plant types for new cherry planting systems

Planting systems Nurseries

12 Jan 2024

On the choice of planting material and the necessary cultivation practices to ensure the best initial development of cherry trees, Cherry Times interviewed Dr. Eduardo Madrid Pardo, Chilean agronomist consultant specialised in nursery techniques.

Despite a difficult situation, interest in cherry trees is growing in Romagna

Production Press review

28 Dec 2023

Thanks to the investments made by Apofruit and Agrintesa, according to the latest CIA report, Romagna has almost doubled its cherry tree areas in just 10 years, bucking the national trend and that of its cousins from Vignola.

Cherry Times wishes you happy holidays and a happy New Year!

Events

25 Dec 2023

In this year's finale, the Cherry Times team would like to express its gratitude to all readers who have chosen us as their preferred source of information to understand and delve into the wonderful world revolving around the fruit of paradise: the cherry.

Companies

MAF Roda, artificial intelligence in the service of quality

Post-harvest​

23 Feb 2024

The Cherry Way IV grader is a complex machine,' Masotti told us, 'it is integrated with the Cherryscan 7 vision system that uses AI. The multi-spectral infrared camera that analyses the fruit does so by taking colour photos at five different wavelengths'.

TOMRA LUCAi™ for InVision2 grading platform boosts efficiency and profitability of cherry packing operations

Quality

20 Feb 2024

Benedetta Ricci Iamino, Global Category Director – Cherries at TOMRA Food says: “LUCAi™ for InVision2 represents a substantial leap forward. The LUCAi™ platform, in fact, allows to process cherries at a higher speed (+15% kg per hour per lane) while optimizing defect sorting.

Salvi Vivai invests in a new experimental cherry orchard

Breeding Nurseries

15 Jan 2024

The year 2024 starts under the best omen for Salvi Vivai. In 2023, the new experimental cherry orchard was planted and the new micropropagation laboratory officially started. The new team is working at full speed to produce plants that are already in order.

Cherry Times wishes you happy holidays and a happy New Year!

Events

25 Dec 2023

In this year's finale, the Cherry Times team would like to express its gratitude to all readers who have chosen us as their preferred source of information to understand and delve into the wonderful world revolving around the fruit of paradise: the cherry.

Top Plant Nurseries' new varieties and rootstock trials

Nurseries

22 Dec 2023

Top Plant Nurseries has been responding to the demand for certified plants for Italian and foreign fruit growers for more than 30 years. Today the nursery is managed by Enrico Mazzon, and it'is with him that we want to delve into the working method of Top Plant Nurseries.

Danese, a Hydrocooling System directly in the field

Post-harvest​ Quality

03 Nov 2023

The Veneto-based group, which has been involved in cold management for more than 35 years, is working on eliminating the time between the cherry's detachment from the plant and the moment when the temperature is lowered, with the 'Danese Hydrocooling System'.

Vivai Mazzoni: with Bibaum®, the climate crisis is less frightening

Rootstocks Nurseries

20 Oct 2023

Vivai Mazzoni, part of the Mazzoni Group, a company that has been active in the agri-food industry for more than 50 years, is convinced that the Bibaum® system can help to cope with such a challenging climate scenario.

Cultivating success: the insights of Vivai Spinelli, the Italian fruit tree specialist

Breeding Planting systems Nurseries

22 Sep 2023

The company Vivai Spinelli has made a name for itself in the industry thanks to its complete management of the production cycle, from the initial propagation phase to the distribution of mature plants on the market. Vito Spinelli spoke for Cherry Times.

Tomra Food and Icoel together represent over 60% of the Italian market

Post-harvest​

14 Jul 2023

In November 2022, TOMRA Food and ICOEL S.r.l. reached an agreement that defines ICOEL as TOMRA Food's integrated business partner for Europe and preferred partner for cherry technologies in Latin America.

Danese, ad-hoc refrigeration and energy efficiency

Post-harvest​

26 May 2023

Danese Group has been active in the refrigeration systems sector for over 30 years. In this interview, Matteo Danese analyses with Cherry Times the solutions developed for companies in the cherry sector.

How end-to-end line solutions for cherry packhouses are improving efficiencies and profitability

Post-harvest​

16 May 2023

With global demand on the rise and exports increasing, the challenges for the cherry sector are getting tougher. Packaging centres are under pressure as they have to handle higher volumes and have to maintain or improve quality.

Giacovelli: new varieties and zero residue cherries

Markets Production

27 Apr 2023

With a turnover of over 60 million euro, Giacovelli srl is one of the leading producers and marketers of fruit and vegetables in Apulia. Its passion and specialisation for cherries makes it one of Italy's leading producers of the red summer fruit.

Battistini Vivai: 70 years of reliable and productive cherry trees and rootstocks

Nurseries

04 Apr 2023

Battistini Vivai is a 'historical' company with more than 70 years of activity and composed of a young and motivated team, a combination of solid experience with strong roots in the agricultural tradition of Romagna and an ambitious and innovative approach.