The Cherry Blog

FIRST DUTOIT AIR FREIGHT CHERRIES ARRIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS

Nico de Jong BV, who recently became a member of the Dutoit Group has received it’s first (air cargo) cherries. 

According to John de Laat from Nico de Jong, they are of exceptionally good quality. 
"Beautiful dark red, sizes 28 + / 30 +, crispy and at the first bite you immediately taste the delicious sweet taste."

At the moment two varieties are available: Royal Down and Vista. 

"In mid-December, we expect the first containers and we will then be able to offer larger volumes," says John. 

"The South African cherry season will run until February. It has been a promising start to the cooperation with Dutoit, a specialist in top and stone fruit from South Africa. Our sales team will answer all your questions concerning the possibilities as to prices, available volumes and packaging options (eg. punnets 250 / 500gr.)."

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SOUTH AFRICA: EXTREME DROUGHT AND HEAT HAS LEFT ITS MARK ON CHERRY VOLUMES

Focus on quality and brand positioning rather than volume for the moment
South Africa: Extreme drought and heat has left its mark on cherry volumes

Harvesting of the cherries for the Cherry Time brand from Dutoit will start with low volumes this week. 

According to Tanith Freeman from the company, the extreme drought and heat during last summer has left its mark. This in addition to a wet, cool spring which has translated into cherries being down in volume. The season will run through to mid January.

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VOORUITSKOUING - 2017

Ons pak die 2017 jaar met opgewondenheid en dankbaarheid aan, want ons vooruitsigte lyk soveel beter as verlede jaar hierdie tyd.

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CHERRY TIME® IS PASSIONATE ABOUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Cherry Time® is Dutoit Agri’s product-specific trademark and was launched in 2014. Dutoit Agri aims to produce large cherries (minimum 26mm in diameter), with a firm flesh and exceptional quality. The Cherry Time® season coincides with South Africa’s traditional summer months, from October to January.

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