Argentinean cherries take over from Chilean cherries in the U.S.

Argentinean cherries take over from Chilean cherries in the U.S.

When Chilean cherry deliveries reach their yearly end, Argentine cherries extend their presence in the United States for an extra month, as stated by the site www.agroempresario.com

“The ability to provide our partners in retail with an extra month of high-quality cherries is something we take much pride in, and it is one of the aspects that helps our business stand out”, says Dan Carapella, Senior Sales and Category Manager at Pacific Trellis Fruit, in an interview with agroempresario.com.

Carapella also adds “When our partners request cherry programs with us, even before the season begins they can automatically enjoy the added advantage of knowing they will have fruit available until late February, a month that presents a significantly higher demand than what is available in the marketplace.”

The Argentine cherry season extends beyond the Chilean one thanks to production in the Neuquén and Los Antiguos areas, considered to be the world’s southernmost cherry production zone.

According to www.agroempresario.com, Pacific Trellis Fruit are the main importers of late cherries, and this is their third season collaborating with Extraberries SA, whose cherry production takes place in one of the southernmost estates in Patagonia. “Argentina’s southern area has the ideal climate for cherry production”, says Marcial Hernández, Director of South American Imports at Pacific Trellis Fruit. Hernández also added: “The result is a high-quality late cherry that is also sweet and delicious”

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