Late Chilean cherries extend season in the US until March

Fresh Sweet Cherry
United States
Market & Price Trends
Published Mar 1, 2024

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Chilean cherries are set to be available in US supermarkets for a longer period this year due to a late harvest and the introduction of new cherry varieties. Typically, exports of these cherries to the US conclude by mid-February, but this year they are expected to continue until mid-March. This is attributed to weather issues during the Chilean winter and the expansion of farms in southern Chile. Despite an anticipated 30% drop in exports due to the delayed start, the industry has bounced back and export numbers are predicted to match those of previous years.
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Chilean cherries are expected to remain on American supermarket shelves longer than usual. Importers say this is due to the late start of the harvest in Chile, but also to new varieties that are extending the season. Related news: What should the Chilean cherry do to maintain economic advances from China? Normally, exports of Chilean cherries to the growing US market end in mid-February. This year, the delay will see shipments arrive at U.S. ports until the week of March 15. "We want customers to know that fresh cherries are still coming," says Victor Arriagada, managing director of Forever Fresh LLC. Forever Fresh produces only in high-altitude roofed farms in Nahuelbuta, located in southern Chile, as well as in Galvarino. This season, the peak of shipments occurred during weeks 3,4 and 5. Normally, the peak occurs between weeks 51 and 1, testimony to a season that started late due to meteorological problems during the Chilean winter, with heavy rains that affected the earliest ...
Source: MXfruit
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