Turkey expects an 8.5% rise in its cherry production in 2020/21
First Turkish cherries land in South Korea
Giuliano’s campaign gets off to an early start and features Staccato® late cherry
Giuliano has launched Staccato®, a new late cherry that extends the production calendar until the end of July. Meanwhile, its 2020 campaign has got off to an early start. "The 2020 campaign is 10-15 days early. Our calendar begins with the traditional Bigarreaux, the first variety to be harvested in our area, then continues with Giorgia, the jewel of the intermediate phase, followed by the Ferrovia variety, the most appreciated and sold cherry, which takes over for a month of the campaign.
Alanar enjoys great success exporting cherries to China
Alanar is one of the most quality-focussed growers, packager & exporters of premium cherries from Turkey. Last season, the firm exported about 4,700 tons of cherries and 2,000 tons of figs, making Tekfen Agri the number-one exporter of fresh figs from Turkey. “Our project is to export 7,500 tons of fresh cherries in 2021, with our new state-of-the-art packing facility which will be one of the largest in Europe,” said Yigit Gokyigit, marketing manager. Alanar is growing and now exports cherries, figs, apricots, plums, pomegranates and chestnuts.
Chilean cherries now take just 30 hours to reach China
Thanks to chartered planes, Chilean cherries are now reaching China every week. With weekly arrivals at Zhengzhou airport, in the capital of China’s central Henan Province, the fruits are then distributed to the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other second-tier cities in the country, according to Xinhuanet.com.
Cherry Special Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association launched the 2019/20 cherry wholesale season in China
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Alanar with great success in China, investment on plantations and new facility
Alanar is one of the most quality focussed growers, packager & exporters of premium cherries from Turkey. It exported last season about 4,700 tons of cherries and 2,000 tons of figs as well, making Tekfen Agri subsidiary the number one exporter of fresh figs from Turkey. “Our project is to achieve the export of 7,500 tons of fresh cherries in 2021, with our new state of the art packing facility which will be one of the largest one in Europe” said Yigit Gokygit, commercial director. Alanar grows and exports today cherries, figs, apricots, plums, pomegranates and chestnuts.
Japan’s cherry production continues to fall
Japan’s cherry production fell 5% in the 2018/19 campaign five to 18,100 tons, of which 16,200 tons was commercially distributed, according to FAS/Tokyo data. For the 2019/20 campaign, a further drop of 6% (to 17,000 tons) is predicted. The causes of this shrinkage are a slightly reduced acreage and the colder temperatures recorded during flowering in Yamagata prefecture, Japan’s main production area.
Chilean cherry exports overtake table grape exports
For the first time, Chile’s shipments of cherries FOB are worth more than their exports of table grapes, showing a clear shift in the country’s priorities. Cherry exports reached US$1.3 billion in 2018-2019, compared to US$1,1 billion for table grape exports. In volume terms, grapes still have supremacy 652,000 tons of grapes compared with 180,000 tons of cherries in the same period.