With only a few months still away from harvest, Vanguard International is looking forward to the upcoming 2021-2022 Chilean cherry season.
A total of 2.04 million tons of fruit exports from Chile were registered from January-June 2021, totaling $4.441 billion FOB, which was 1 percent less in volume and 4 percent more in value than in the same time period of the previous year.
Stemilt’s A Half Mile Closer to the Moon cherries are set to make their grand return in August.
Extreme heat in the Northwest have caused up to 20 percent cherry crop losses. Yakima, WA, recorded an all-time record high temperature of 113 degrees on June 29, just as peak season cherries are being harvested.
The West Coast is bracing for yet another heat wave this weekend. Embattled growers are developing creative solutions and seeking government aid to address heat related issues with summer crops.
Despite a record heat wave, Northwest cherry growers still expect strong supplies.
While decreases across categories dragged the overall index slightly down, anxiety over Western heat and forecasted precipitation is causing prices for lettuce and certain dry vegetables to jump off the floor.
CMI Orchards anticipates growth in the 2021 cherry crop. Excellent weather conditions, including an absence of significant frost events, have contributed to outstanding quality, great sizing, and 17% growth of this year’s crop as compared to 2020.
Stemilt will begin harvesting and packing Skylar Rae brand Tip Top cultivar cherries early next week so consumers across the country can enjoy the sweetest cherry you’ll ever eat.
With eager domestic and international markets knocking on their door, Oppy and Orchard View Cherries are counting down the days to their fast-paced seven-week cherry harvest come summer.