FRUITS & VEGETABLES
VARIETIES: coscia, santa maria, krystalli (similar to spadona or blanquilla)
STORAGE TEMP: 2-4 celsius
CERTIFICATES: HACCP ISO 22000:2005
Packaging: 10kg loose carton/wooden box,1 kg/2kg punnet,1 layer carton box
The cultivated forms are of the species sweet cherry (P. avium) to which most cherry cultivars belong, and the sour cherry (P. cerasus), which is used mainly for cooking. Both species originate in Europe and western Asia; they usually do not cross-pollinate. Some other species, although having edible fruit, are not grown extensively for consumption, except in northern regions where the two main species will not grow. Irrigation, spraying, labor, and their propensity to damage from rain and hail make cherries relatively expensive. Nonetheless, demand is high for the fruit. In commercial production, sour cherries, as well as sweet cherries sometimes, are harvested by using a mechanized ‘shaker’.