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Sage Fruit announces quality and quantity for the 2024 season

Production

21 Jun 2024

Sage Fruit's organic cherries account for about two per cent of the total cherry volume, said Komstadius. "Currently, the volume at the industry level does not seem to be growing, but with organic trends, it is reasonable to think that it will grow in the future."

Northwest cherries: increasing volumes in Washington

Production

19 Jun 2024

"Growers are describing the 2024 Northwest crop as a perfectly average crop of excellent quality cherries," said B.J. Thurlby, president of the Northwest Cherry Growers. Along with the warm weather, volumes are also increasing.

Hungary: early harvest and good quantities with estimates around 12,000 tonnes

Production

18 Jun 2024

"The season is going well," says Peter Kelemen of the Medifruct cooperative, "we are at the beginning of the late harvest and there are still seven to ten days to go until the end of the harvest here in Hungary. The harvest has been much more abundant than in previous years'.

German cherry harvest: an early start between frost and rain

Production

14 Jun 2024

'There is almost nothing to harvest,' says Joachim Lissner, general manager of the state horticultural association. With the April frost, the flowers and some fruit froze. The Thuringian farms could therefore only harvest 10-15% of the crop.

A family business in Washington has been growing cherries for more than 100 years

Production

12 Jun 2024

In the town of Orondo, Griggs Farms covers almost 300 hectares of land. Among the varieties of cherries that grow on the farm is the Orondo Ruby, a Washington variety that is sweeter and more acidic than the Rainier and stays fresh longer than the Bing.

Nature's Candy and XXL Cherries are the successful programmes of the US group CMI Orchards

Production

06 Jun 2024

‘Nature's Candy and the jumbo cherry programme, XXL Cherries, guarantee something for every buyer,’ said Joel Hewitt. ‘Our goal remains to provide cherries of exceptional flavour and size, ensuring repeat business.

Sierra (Spain) cherry crisis: less and less quantity and insufficient labour

Production

06 Jun 2024

‘Agriculture is disappearing in Sierra,’ warns Inocencio Manuel Sánchez vice-president in charge of the Cepeda cooperative and points out that it can become problematic for a small producer or cooperative to be able to sell, for example, cherries.

High quality and excellent sizes are what to expect for the Turkish season

Production

05 Jun 2024

‘Although we have lost important volumes, we expect to have good quality and larger cherries than in previous years,’ says Yigit Gokyigit, of Alanar Fruit. ‘We will be able to harvest up to 400 tonnes of cherries from our orchards.

Organic cherries: early delay in California, but higher volumes and quality by 2023

Production

05 Jun 2024

Catherine Gipe-Stewart, marketing director of Domex Superfresh Growers, reported that larger fruit is expected this season, with a longer harvest time than in 2023, due to the more favourable temperatures and growing conditions.

Transition of the season from California to Washington: details from Stemilt Growers

Production

05 Jun 2024

‘Stemilt has the longest season in the industry, with a continuous daily supply that starts with the California cherry harvest in late April and goes all the way up to the high altitude cherries in Washington in August,’ said Brianna Shales, marketing director.