Jealous Fruits, a cherry grower in British Columbia, has announced their cherry harvest is expected to begin in early July, starting with their early season varieties.
"Our 2019 cherry harvest is scheduled to start in a limited way between July 2 and July 4th with the Suite Note, Burgundy Pearl and Santina varieties from our earliest orchards," shared Julie McLachlan of Jealous Fruits. "Satin, Sylvia and Van varieties will start approximately July 7th, and we will move into our ever popular Kordia on or around July 12th.
"Suite Note" cherries gaining color
She said that volume will be limited during the first two weeks of production, but will increase significantly with the start of Lapin harvest, the first fruits of which are due to begin around mid-July. "We will be starting our earliest Lapins around July 15th and our earliest Sweethearts from July 23rd. Our high elevation Rainiers will be starting approximately July 23rd."
Most of the volume is expected to ship during a month-long period from end of July to end of August, and overall volumes are looking steady.
"As is typical, we are anticipating at least 75 percent of our total volume will be harvested between July 25th and August 25th," McLachlan concluded. "This year's crop is showing a balanced fruit load with expectations of good size."