Starting California Grapes approx. June 10th. Excited to be working with Anthony Vineyards again this season, and thankful for the opportunity to export many of their proprietary varieties below. We ship globally. Season Schedule available at www.cherries.global/grapes
Contact us at Sales@Lapincherry.com to discuss a season long program.
Spanish Cherries Volumes May 20th
The Spanish cherry season has begun with small volumes. The season is a couple of weeks late this year, we are anticipating good export volumes of cherries by the 20th of May.
As usual, Sutherland will be in Spain inspecting orchards, on the packing lines to QC fruit to ensure quality standards continue to meet your requirements. Mike Lloyd and Clive Sutherland will be handling the Spanish Cherry Deal this season. We handle all Logistics (trucking, airlines, documents) for worry-free arrivals.
More information to follow...Contact Mike & Clive or myself for a in-depth analysis.
Washington Cherries June 8th Harvest Start
We are expecting heavy cherry volumes this season in Washington State. Sutherland is packing at two facilities and will be shipping by truck, air and sea. Clients are most welcome to visit and take a tour.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements. More infomation to follow as the season approaches.
Canada Cherries July 4th Harvest Start
We are expecting a record crop this season. Sutherland and their partner growers continue to purchase, plant more acreage, and move further north (Vernon), to expand our cherry harvests dates and volumes.
Large Ocean Cherry Program will be available, including Autumn Moon Festival arrivals. We have already pre-sold 70% of our ocean program cherries, please contact us asap to discuss your requirements.
We will update regularly as the Canadian cherry season nears.
CORAL CHAMPAGNE PHOTOS
The first California export grade cherries began a few days ago. The harvest is light this season with volumes down 55% from 2017. Early varieties in the southern districts were impacted by spring weather, and volumes will continue to be light until late next week. The first strong export variety has been Coral Champagne Cherries. Surprisingly very good firmness, above average brix (sugar), and larger-than-normal row size percentages.
Today's packout averages are as follows:
FOB prices remain high for another few days until volumes increase. Fumigated and non-Fumigated cherries are available. Rainier cherries and Bing Cherries expected to start harvesting in the next week. More photos are available at www.cherrysnobs.com
Please contact us for a more in-depth market report. Sutherland ships to over 30 countries globally. Always available for a chat at your convenience.
Here are the latest photos of our earliest Tieton cherries in BC. Fruit quality as you can see, looks fantastic. Usually this block sizes up more than 60% 8 Row & 8.5 Row! We are excited to begin picking, packing and exporting tieton cherries beginning June 27th. Soon afterwards we will start cristalina cherries, then santina, chelan and rainier cherry varieties.
Follow our photo blogs for daily photos of each day's packing, and orchard photos of our orchard inspections.
Contact us for more information on the Canadian cherry season!
Sutherland started packing Washington cherries last Saturday, June 10th. Quality was exceptionally nice for the first day. Unusual, for the the beginning of the Washington deal. Weather and crop conditions have been ideal this season, which is contributing to good packouts. The Chelan cherry variety is showing good colour of +3.5, Firmtech values of +320, and brix of +15.
Rainier cherry packing is starting today. Quality is looking very good. We will post QC photos to CherrySnobs & Facebook later today for viewing.
Fruit Quality Continues to be Excellent
Presently we have been packing Coral, Chelan, Tulares & Brooks varieties. No major quality defects. Fruit has been of excellent quality, California is having one of its' best seasons in years.
Currently offering 2 grades of cherries:
Asia Premium Quality
Brix: 16.5 - 20
Regular Export Quality
Min: +250 Firmtech
Color: 2.5 - 5
Daily Photos at: www.cherrysnobs.com
Great News! We are beginning our cherry season in about 7 days! Weather and Crop conditions so far have been ideal and we are anticipating excellent crop availability. The first varieties will be Brooks and Coral Champagne, and Rainier, followed by Bing. Sutherland's QC Team as usual, will be going down to California on Thursday to inspect cherry orchards and monitor quality.
Rick and the rest of the team will follow in a few days. We will continue to assess quality, oversee packing, and ship daily to our clients globally. Please give us a call or email us, if we have not yet contacted you. Looking forward to a great cherry season in California.
Kim Lan Hoang 1.403.473.3777
Rick Chong 1.403.616.1977
Ed Huffman 1.250.535.3255
Sarah Bistritz 1.778.214.4268
Kim Hoang inspecting California Cherries
Sutherland SA Produce, always has their own people on the ground working; ensuring quality meets our clients' specs. Investing our time and resources, developing long term strategies that benefit grower and client alike.
Great News! Duty & Tariffs on Canadian Blueberries to China have been significantly reduced in 2017 from 43% to 24.3%.
Sutherland SA Produce, was the only company to ship Canadian Blueberries to Mainland China in 2015, and the highest volumes in 2016. We expect stronger demand this season, with our strategy of combining cherry and blueberry exports by sea container (and of course the lower import taxes).
Contact us to discuss a export blueberry/cherry program