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.
Tad inspecting Air Chief label, California Valencia Oranges for export this week. Quality is excellent, juicy and very good brix for Valencias. Contact Us to order.
Starting California Grapes approx. June 10th. Excited to be working with Anthony Vineyards again this season, and thankful for the opportunity to export many of their proprietary varieties below. We ship globally. Season Schedule available at www.cherries.global/grapes
Contact us at Sales@Lapincherry.com to discuss a season long program.
Spanish Cherries Volumes May 20th
The Spanish cherry season has begun with small volumes. The season is a couple of weeks late this year, we are anticipating good export volumes of cherries by the 20th of May.
As usual, Sutherland will be in Spain inspecting orchards, on the packing lines to QC fruit to ensure quality standards continue to meet your requirements. Mike Lloyd and Clive Sutherland will be handling the Spanish Cherry Deal this season. We handle all Logistics (trucking, airlines, documents) for worry-free arrivals.
More information to follow...Contact me for a in-depth analysis.
We are expecting a record crop this season. Sutherland and their partner growers continue to purchase, plant more acreage, and move further north (Vernon), to expand our cherry harvests dates and volumes.
Large Ocean Cherry Program will be available, including Autumn Moon Festival arrivals. We have already pre-sold 70% of our ocean program cherries, please contact us asap to discuss your requirements.
We will update regularly as the Canadian cherry season nears.
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.
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.
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
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 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.