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.
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.
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
Inspecting Canadian Cherries
Thanks so much for your interest in our Canadian Cherries. Sutherland S.A. Produce Inc., grows, packs, exports and markets B.C. grown cherries during the months of June through September. We have over 20 years experience exporting fresh cherries to Asia by air and sea.