The following cherry varieties are represented in the garden:
– Early Lory, Ferrovia, Kordia, Regina, Sweetheart, Early Star, Blaze Star, BigaroBurlat, Georgia, Canada Giant.
As harvest approaches the maturity of the cherries is monitored carefully. A refractometer measures sugar content and harvest begins when these levels are optimized, not before. The cherry fruits caliber is between 26 + and 30 + mm.
Fifteen people are employed in the company on annual basis. In campaign period their number grows to 400 people on 3 shifts. A good quality cherry begins with a rigorous pruning of the trees through fall and winter. Excessively strong branches are removed, as are branches that are too weak. In this process the tree is opened up to sunlight and the number of remaining fruit buds is brought into balance with the root system’s ability to size and sweeten the fruit. Through the spring time agronomists’ team selects micro elements and fertilizers after detailed soil analysis. Dully automatic drip irrigation system is built. A well-conceived harvest and packing process is critical to maintain the high quality we have worked all season to produce. The company has its own sorting and cooling facility, built at the site. Cherries in the receiving cooler are processed on a first in first out basis to ensure their freshness. It is also our policy to sort and pack each cherry on the same day as it is harvested. During the grading process the pail of cherries is emptied carefully onto a sorting table and defective specimens are removed by hand. Belts then carefully transport the selected cherries to the hydro-cooler where the cherries pass under showers of nearly freezing water for ten minutes to remove any remaining field heat and preserve the cherry’s shelf life all the way to the customer. The water in the hydro-cooler has an automatic chlorination system to maintain potable water .standards and ensure consumer safety. After the hydrocooler, the chilled cherries are transported on elastic belts and are sorted out for size and color.At the final stage of production, cherries are once again manually graded and checked by our dedicated
Quality Control team before being custom packed, sorted to size, and placed in the shipping cooler. The packing options are various depending on customer requirements and preferences: cardboard tray 2 or 5 kg, wooden tray 2 or 5 kg, plastic tray 2 kg.