The English cherry season is coming to a close, Emily Cliff at Lower Hope Farms say they have a week of picking and two weeks of sales left, taking them into September.
As predicted, the sizes were mixed with high yield varieties producing smaller berries and low yielding varieties giving a bigger berry. "This actually fitted nicely with our customer range. We have had big sizes off the later varieties which is good."
As usual, school holidays mean sales are slightly slower in August but with great cherries availability this has helped carry through sales. "In late August we have exported more fruit than ever before with our late season varieties of Regina and sweetheart."
Lower Hope Farms have also been involved in the new English cherry brand Buddies which was launched this year.