We are packing beautiful Washington cherries in our Smiling Buddha label. Quality has been excellent, with average firmtechs of 315 to 420, brix 18-25, and 4-6 color. Varieties include Cristalina, Coral Champagne, and Bing. We expect to get into heavy volumes of bing for the next week. Shipping by Air globally. Please contact us for more information, daily quality reports and cherry photos.
NBA CHERRY LABELS
We are currently working on a joint effort with Blanc Vineyards, to bring our customers an assortment of NBA labelled cherries. This is an exciting new development, that has huge potential to increase retail sales in all markets. The NBA labels should be available for the 2020 season. Stay tuned for more information soon!
BLACK OX CHERRY LABEL
Competition has always been fierce in export markets, we would like to offer our clients a new label that easily distinguishes itself from our competitors. The bold Black Ox on Yellow, can easily be seen and recognized in Wholesale Markets leading to increased sales; and also looks great on retail store shelves. Please contact us to discuss a 2020 cherry program, quantities are limited!
MORE CANADIAN CHERRIES AVAILABLE IN 2020!
Great news, we continue to increase our cherry tonnage annually as more new B.C. orchards begin to produce. More Northern late cherry orchards to make Autumn Moon Arrivals in late September. More Southern cherry orchards, which means another large increase in ocean containers for Asia in 2020. Canadian cherries are some of the best in world! We anticipate strong demand to continue to exceed volumes. Contact us to discuss a cherry program soon! Kim Hoang our Asia Sales Manager, speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese & English.
Spain has received Market Access to Thailand & Vietnam this season. However, we are still in the early stages of understanding the necessary protocols. Stay tuned as we update this post further.
Ricky Chong & Mike Lloyd will be managing the Spanish export cherry programs this season. We will both be on-site daily inspecting orchards and export packing quality. Spain has some beautiful cherry varieties, high sugars, crunchy, good sizes and volumes.
Spain will begin export volumes in early May, with peak production during the month of June. A 2019 Maff Roda cherry optical line ugrade to 21-lanes, will allow us to pack significant export volumes daily. Our optical operator is from Chile, and has many years experience packing China export quality.
Clients and new buyers can be confident in our Spanish cherry quality. Please contact Ricky directly soon to discuss a cherry program.
Sutherland S.A. Produce is excited to be starting the 2019 California cherry season. The cherry crop is looking better than anticipated, with larger export volumes available this season.
We will have our QC teams on-site at each facility, to oversee and manage export packing standards; and ensure quality continues to meet our client's expectations.
Shipping globally daily to Asia, Middle East and EU. As usual, we require a program to ensure we are able to meet your needs. Our Sale's team welcomes your visits and enquiries, please contact us for more details.
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