On June 16, 2022, the first batch of Washington cherries from Frutacloud arrived at the Guangzhou Jiangnan Fruit Wholesale Market by air. The variety is Chelan, with a good firmness, high sweetness, good color and good condition.
Washington state is the most important production area for cherries in the northwest of the United States, and the output accounts for about 85% of the total production of cherries in the northwest of the United States. Due to the unusually cold spring early this year, the harvest date of Washington cherries has been delayed, and the production is also expected to be significantly reduced, of which only a small amount is expected to arrive in June and peak in July and August.
According to the Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) forecast, this season's production is expected to be 13.6 million boxes (9kg/box), which is about 60-80% of the average in the past few years.
This quarter, Washington cherries still have to face many challenges in the Chinese market, including tariffs and the pandemic, but China is a very important market for partners from North America, and the cooperation between Frutacloud and foreign suppliers is also long-term.
No matter what challenges it faces, how difficult the situation is, or how cumbersome the procedures are, Frutacloud will always help its suppliers and fight with them side by side.
As in previous years, although the epidemic situation is still severe, Frutacloud will still send specialists to the production area. At present, the team members have arrived in the United States successively to ensure the quality and stability of the products. And it will be required that each batch must be sterilized and other related pandemic prevention steps are taken before departure from the origin and after arriving at the destination to ensure that the food safety on the consumer side is flawless.
The 2022 Washington cherries season has officially started, and Frutacloud will fully cooperate with the entire industry chain to jointly bring consumers a better consumption experience. To do the best, let's do it together.