Boost your cherry export

Have you heard that stone fruits have a claim rate of 39,5 because of temperature irregularities when being exported? Find out how to decrease this rate!

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At what temperature should Cherries be transported?

Because of the high value of the cherry, sea shipments must be very strict in the control of the temperature.

Cherries ripen fast, have tender skin, and are a soft fruit, therefore they are very sensitive to shipping and handling. This fruit does not have a long shelf life.

After the harvest of the cherry, it is important to cool it fast to -0,5 ºC. When handling or transporting, this stone fruit should not exceed the 0 ºC pulp temperature.

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More information about Cherries

Cherries are prone to experience postharvest decay. The main diseases are the brown and rhizopus dot, and the blue and grey mold rot.

The development of infection and diseases in a cherry can be minimized by a fast cooling after harvest and with keeping the ideal temperatures when handling and shipping.

temperatures during transit

Leading Cherry exporters in 2018

(Worldwide in U.S. dollars)

  1. Chile: 1.100 millions
  2. Hong Kong: 647,8 millions
  3. United States: 502,3 millions
  4. Turkey: 161,7 millions
  5. Uzbekistan: 127,8 millions
  6. Spain: 73,5 millions
  7. Canada: 69,7 millions
  8. Australia: 61,2 millions
  9. Austria: 54,6 millions
  10. New Zealand: 44,1 millions.

"The quality of the berries was visibly higher and more consistent over the entire load."

Harm Verpaalen, Cold Chain Specialist at Global Fresh Solutions

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