Aug 28, 2020British Columbia cherry season has wrapped up after challenging year
Known for growing the latest ripening cherries in the northern hemisphere, Jealous Fruits announced the completion of the 2020 cherry season.
“Due to frost damage that impacted the Okanagan Valley, we dealt with a much shorter crop than projected,” the company said. However, highlight of the season was the company’s new packing plant that doubles the hourly volume compared to the old location. “In addition, the brand-new automated packing equipment is much more gentle on the fruit and reduces the risk of bruising during packing.”
Although still far away, Jealous Fruits expects to see a significant lift in production during the 2021 cherry harvest.
“This season our team worked hard to adapt to the new plant and updated Unitec system. Next year, with the increase in volume and more experience under our belt we will be able to process our cherries faster, providing our customers with the freshest, finest cherries the Okanagan can offer.”
The company’s highlights of the season are captured in the photos below:
Jealous Fruits’ new facility.
Uboxing Canadian cherries in Vietnam. Jealous Fruits and Klever Fruits collaborated on this event.
Sweethearts, the company’s flagship variety, were perfectly suitable for air, ocean and ground exports.