Actualidad nacional e internacionalMay. 26, 2017
California: Productores indican que suministro de cerezas es el mejor de los últimos cinco años (texto en inglés)
Some have noticed smaller cherries in California grocery stores this year, but this is a good thing and means there are much more this year. Cherries are also cheaper than previous years, thanks to the increased supply just in time for Memorial Day.
Joe Cataldo of J & M Farms in Lodi said the 2016 cherry season was one of the lightest crops for California cherry growers in the last 15 years. He said things are different this year with the best quality cherries California has had in the last 5 years. That’s because the drought is officially over.
With so many high-quality cherries, Cataldo said growers are being extra cautious.
“The wind, the rain, the birds,” Cataldo said. “We’ve had hail issues. And we’ve had heat issues. It’s a tough crop to get to market…cherries are one of the most delicate fruits to grow.”