"Heartstirring" is proper to describe upcoming Australian Cherry Season 2017, while the passed 2016 overall is a disappointing for Australian cherries, specially in aspect of "low production".
In spite of lasting rains fews weeks ago in certain areas of VIC, the whole production will rise by big percentage.
Some cherry orchard owners from VIC estimated the production may be increased by 30% during the upcoming harvest; and even more promising figure of 50% with some other farms from NSW. Both states are the main cherry production areas of mainland Australia. Although at the moment it's too early to comment on sizes and manifest, they all expect high of this season's harvest and exports business.
Speaking of harvest time, early varietis from VIC are expected to show in markets during end Oct., and for export, qualified cherries perhaps need wait till early Nov.. Then NSW generally starts 1~2 weeks later.
In order to catch the golden sales peak days at local markets, farmers will normally try to harvest and sell most of their cherries before Christmas. Besides, after Christmas, there comes a third cherry supply origin—Tasmania, whose cherries are strongly competitive in big size and enjoyable taste.
Here's another encouraging and motivating news for our cherry orchads that Vietnam has reopened to Australian cherries from 2017. We look forward to exporting Australian cherries one month later.