Our incredibly sweet and juicy Plump-Sweet Cherries are claret-colored, have a delightfully crisp bite, and will be shipping soon. Also on the way are Rainier cherries, a cross between a Bing and Van, which have a creamy golden color and a sweeter, more delicate flavor. A quick fun fact, Rainier cherries are named after the highest peak in Washington. Both are handpicked at peak ripeness in the Pacific Northwest and packaged with extra care to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
Spring weather was ideal for a good fruit set for both our peaches and pears. Our hard-working orchard teams are now busy dialing in the irrigation system and fertilizing the trees as the proper amount of water and nutrients now will pay big dividends come harvest time.
For Father’s Day and the rest of June, we will ship Bing cherries grown in Oregon and Washington. Late in June, we will ship Rainier cherries from Washington while our signature Fruit-of-the-Month® Clubs will feature honey mangoes grown in Mexico. We will also have apricots coming out of California.
We are currently shipping Comice pears grown in Chile and Bartlett pears grown in Chile and Argentina.
In June, we will ship Smitten apples grown in New Zealand.
In June, we will ship Valencia oranges grown in California.
Our featured vegetable this month is white asparagus grown in Peru. In addition, we will ship avocados from Mexico and green tomatoes, snow peas, and Shiitake mushrooms grown in California. We are also shipping farm-to-table boxes and are proud to partner with The Chef’s Garden for a selection of sustainably grown, restaurant-quality gourmet vegetables, including petite greens and edible flowers.