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May 16, 2017


Written by Alex Roberts

Winter has arrived in Central Otago.  Overnight temperatures have dropped below zero, and there is snow on the mountain tops. The trees have dropped their leaves, and are shutting down for the months ahead.  2017 was a frustrating season.  The summer was cool, and rain arrived at inconvenient times which impacted fruit size and quality.  A high percentage of our own fruit was left on the trees.


In contrast to the growing season, the export market was buoyant.  Demand was strong out of all the Asian markets, and especially China.  As a result, prices remained elevated.  This is a happy situation for growers, as it allows them to concentrate on continuing to deliver a high quality product to consumers in our chosen markets.


Thank you to our customers for your support this season.  We are looking forward to a break over the winter, and will be back in the spring, with our firm commitment, to deliver to you, the worlds finest cherries.


Noho ora mai,

Roberts Family.