While consumer fears abate, cherry prices remain depressed in China

During the last week of January, inspectors in China detected Covid-19 on a shipment of imported cherries. The market saw immediate effects from the breaking of this news: prices and demand…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9292519/while-consumer-fears-abate-cherry-prices-remain-depressed-in-china/

New Zealand cherry harvest “devastated” by rain – FreshFruitPortal.com

New Zealand cherry growers in the Central Otago region have been dealt another blow this season with heavy rain just after New Year causing major damage.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/01/11/new-zealand-cherry-harvest-devastated-by-rain/

New gene-edited tomatoes grow in grape-like bunches – FreshFruitPortal.com

Using CRISPR gene-editing tools to change the growing time, scientists have found a new tomato that is considered revolutionary for urban agriculture.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/01/02/new-gene-edited-tomatoes-grow-in-grape-like-bunches/

Optical sorting technology was crucial during challenging Canadian cherry season

It has been a challenging season for Canadian cherry growers. “I haven’t seen the final numbers, but we are estimating this year’s crop volume to be less than half of last year’s,” says Andre…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9135429/optical-sorting-technology-was-crucial-during-challenging-canadian-cherry-season/

U.S.: California storms wipe out 50% of cherry crop – FreshFruitPortal.com

The “silver lining” is that the season was already about two weeks late, meaning some mid- and late-season cherries that might have not been as impacted.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/05/26/u-s-half-of-california-cherry-crop-devastated-by-storms-says-cffa/