Bloom Fresh, the firm resulting from the recent merger of the SNFL and IFG companies, organized a field day in Tabalí (Ovalle, Coquimbo region) to present its new varieties of cherry trees with low cold requirements, which managed to yield early fruits even though the weather conditions caused by the El Niño phenomenon were not favorable for many orchards.
Bloom Fresh has had a test block in the Westphalian orchard, a field dedicated to the cultivation of citrus fruits and avocados, to test its varieties for the past 4 years. In this plot, the Cheery Crunch (Cher Three) variety reached its harvest point in week 43 -without management or covers-. According to Bloom Fresh geneticists, this variety may be earlier than the Brooks variety.
With the results that they've already achieved in Ovalle, the company indicated that it will begin to explore other areas where cherries with low cold requirements can be grown. The company will carry out news in Arica, in the northern region of Chile that borders Peru, and also in Brazil, where a Bloom Fresh professional will begin to explore alliances in different areas, such as the interior of São Paulo or the state of Porto Alegre, to the south.