The arrival of air-freighted cherries this week was relatively concentrated, with a significant increase in quantity, specification and variety compared to previous weeks. In addition to Brooks, the varieties on sale include Santina, Royal Dawn, and Bing, among which Santina accounts for a relatively large proportion. It is understood that the overall hardness is good, and the taste and color uniformity vary depending on different brands and batches.
In terms of sales, there are currently more merchants asking for prices and waiting, and the quantity of sales is not large. The overall sales are slow, and only a few big brands are sold quickly. Prices have gradually declined this week, especially in the second half of the week, with large price differences between different brands and different arrival qualities. In terms of variety, Santina has a relatively better price.
Unusual rains the reason
According to merchants, due to the recent continuous rainfall in the Chilean production area, which has affected the harvest and shipment of cherries, the arrival volume in the early production season is less than before, so the overall market price has been higher for a longer period. In addition, the exact information about air charter flights, and sea shipping schedules is still unclear, and many merchants said that it is difficult to estimate the production season and market trends at this stage. At present, the sales of cherries have not yet stimulated the market, and merchants are looking forward to a larger arrival.