We are expecting the California cherry harvest to begin 5-7 days earlier than 2020 (approx. mid April). Demand is expected to exceed availability, please contact us to discuss a weekly program to ensure we can meet your needs.
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.
We are excited to be beginning another cherry season in Washington State. Offering our customers export quality cherries everyday by air and ocean. The crop out look is approximately 18M cartons (20lb), and we expect demand to be strong at the beginning throughout the season.
The first variety will be Chelan, which is well known for it's sweetness and crunchy firm texture which Asians love! Followed by the Coral Champagne, a newer variety that has become very popular. Corals have more sugars, larger sizes and are firm enough to ship by ocean to Asia.
We ship to China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan R.O.C., Singapore, the Middle East, Europe and Canada.
Stay tuned for more news as our season progresses and you can contact our Sales Team for more information.
Thanks so much!
Director of Sales,
Sutherland S.A. Produce Inc.
The California cherry crop is down this season. Thankfully what is available, is exceptional export quality (as our photos below show). We have started with Coral Champagne and Royal Hazel cherry varieties. Both varieties are showing good brix, color, firmness (crunchy), and size.
Please contact us personally to chat further! Thanks!
B.C. GROWN AMBROSIA APPLES
This apple season we expect volumes to increase by over 200%, as new orchards begin to produce. Exciting news for our clients, as early demand has always exceeded availability. This means we will also be able to fulfill all Chinese New Year commitments too. Yay!
We are always the first Canadian exporter, to pack and ship Ambrosia apples to Asia. Our apples are Smart Fresh, Scholar to ensure better arrivals, and we store late fruit in CA (Controlled Atmosphere) facilities for latter arrivals. Shipping apples September through June. Contact us for more information.
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.
Sutherland S.A. Produce, is excited to be offered USA Blueberries this season to all our Vietnam clients. We have more than 30 years blueberry experience.
All our existing clients, a Sutherland sales representative will be contacting you soon to put together a USA blueberry program. New clients, for more information or discuss a program, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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.
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.