Oppy is Projecting Strong Cherry Shipments from Oregon

Oppy is Projecting Strong Cherry Shipments from Oregon

Oppy is ready for the Orchard View cherry season which has just got underway from The Dalles, OR. While other cherry growers in the area apparently have reduced crops from Oregon, the Orchard View, located on the Columbia River is more fortunate this season.

Orchard View pointed out in The Dalles, there is a microclimate in the hillsides of the Columbia River Gorge protecting the company from a cold snap and encourages bees to migrate and pollinate as they sense warmer weather.

The harvest just started within the past week, and shipments will continue through July.

Last year Oppy expanded its import stone fruit program from Chile, Argentina and New Zealand, doubling volumes to cater to increasing market demand. With nearly year-round availability, cherry offerings are available May through January for the second time.

Growing, marketing and distributing fresh produce from around the globe for more than 160 years, Oppy of Vancouver, BC has over 50 million boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on every continent moving through its supply chain annually It also offers popular favorites from avocados and berries to apples and oranges year-round, alongside innovative seasonal specialties. Over the years, Oppy has introduced North Americans to a number of items across its diverse produce range, including Granny Smith, JAZZ and Envy apples, as well as green and gold kiwifruit.

Tucked away on protected hillsides along the Columbia River Gorge, Orchard View Cherries grow plump and flavorful. For four generations, the Bailey family has perfected the art of cherry growing.

The company has 14,000 tons of cherry varieties grown annually on over 3,200 acres. Orchard View is unique in that it grows only cherries, unlike many other producers in the region who grow numerous other items, so it can channel specific into cherry production.