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.
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