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...world famous bc cherries

Canadian cherries are world famous for their exceptional size, flavour, sweetness and high quality. With new export markets opening up each year, trying to fill the burgeoning global demand has been a tough job for BC cherry growers. There has been a rise of new machinery in the past couple of years, to help modernize packing facilities and increase cherry production.

 

The good news is...the BC cherry harvest continues to outpace expectations as new trees and orchards reach maturity. New plantings of bc cherry varieties, also allow growers to extend their the harvest. These investments in agriculture and new technology are necessary to remain competitive and continue to deliver a premium product. Although one of the most expensive costs is still picking, fresh cherries continue to be hand-picked to ensure maximum care is taken and ensure best quality.

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...come visit us

A small handfull of Canadian growers began exporting BC cherries more than 20 years ago. Making their mark and putting Canada on the world map as an important cherry producer and global exporter. Some of the original cherry trees and orchards are still in operation today. 

 

Come visit us and take a tour of the beautiful Okanagan and Creston Valleys. We are open for business and there is nothing quite like seeing fresh BC cherries ripening on the trees; picking a few yourself and tasting them fresh from the orchard. Shipping by truck, air and ocean...there are several major growers and packing facilities available for tours...click on the "links" tab at the top of the page for more information.

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