Japan’s cherry crop rebounds

Tue 23/08/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Side view of red and yellow ripe cherries isolated on white background. Copyright: Stockking/Freepik.

Japan’s 2022/23 cherry production has recovered following last year’s frost-damaged campaign, while peach and nectarine production continues to expand. According to a USDA report, stone fruit consumption in the country has remained steady during the Covid-19 pandemic, as domestic production continues to determine the availability of cherries and peaches. Nectarine imports remain stagnant, while imports of US sweet cherries have plummeted due to increased prices.

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