Link to : Freshco Cherries update 2012 / 2013
Cherries have been grown in since the 1920's. In fact a family member of the freshco team, was the first to grow Cherries in New Zealand.
Freshco Cherries are grown in Central Otago. It is one of the most spectacular areas in New Zealand with amazing rock formations and incredible scenery.
This area has a climate of cold winters and hot summers making it ideal for cherry production. These conditions are ideal for winter chilling to encourage good bud initiation, also the heat of the Otago summer encourages high sugar levels, producing the quality finish expected of a top export crop.
Our cherry growers use a specific, sustainable eco friendly, integrated pest and disease management system. This programme allows us to export our cherries world wide.
View Fresh Cherries
Varities & Availability We have a wide variety of cherries including Dawson, Bing, Stella, Steena, Sam, Summit , Lapin, Lambert, Sweet Heart and Rainer. These are available from late December through to early February.Specifications
Freshco are always exploring new avenues to extend shelf life and open new markets for cherries. Freshco are licensed to pack into the specialised View Fresh packaging, we have done this for five seasons with great success. This packaging enables the shelf life of the cherries to be extended by up to four to six weeks with no chemicals or contaminants.
Our field representative spent time in Oregon working with the View Fresh team.