We are starting California export quality grapes May 25th in the Coachella Valley region. With new acreage reaching maturity this season, we are expecting our early export volumes to increase by 1000%.
Early varieties will include:
We will be packing in several grape labels this season. Although much of the best fruit will be packed in our Smiling Buddha and Smiling Buddha Gold labels. We ship globally daily by Air and Sea to Asia, Middle East & EU countries.
Please contact us to discuss a grape program to ensure availability.
SMILING BUDDHA GOLD LABEL
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!
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.