Borton Fruit 2016 Crop Cherry Update

Yakima, WA – With cherry season nearing, Borton Fruit is ramping up for a very encouraging 2016 cherry crop. In preparation for an outstanding season, Borton Fruit is putting all finishing touches on improvements to our state of the art cherry packing lines as well as analyzing all crop estimates from our growers. 

Growing conditions this season have been excellent with warm, mild weather and very little night time frost. The only downside to this springs  weather was warm temperatures during bloom time  that caused a few quick blooms and led to lighter crops in some areas.  Ron Everts, Borton Fruit’s head Fieldman and resident cherry expert, has been analyzing each ranch and providing feedback to our sales team accordingly.  “With the excellent spring weather the cherries are growing well with first color beginning to show in the early districts.  At this time the crop looks very clean and as long as the weather continues to cooperate, we’re expecting a very good quality crop to provide to our customers”, stated Ron.

Borton Fruit is anticipating harvest to begin the end of May to the first of June. Harvest will ramp up between June 10th through the 15th, and will run steady through the first week of July. 

“We are looking forward to a strong cherry season. With strength on the front end of the season we are excited to market a wide range of Dark Sweet Cherry varieties along with our robust Rainer Cherry program. Size and Quality should be excellent, paired with our state of the art packing lines and our ability to offer the full complement of packaging options for both domestic and export programs, showcases Borton Fruit as a premier cherry packer in the Pacific Northwest” states Eric Borton, VP of international Sales & Marketing.

Stay tuned for more 2016 crop cherry updates from Borton fruit!



Posted May 13, 2016

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