Cherries

UNIVEG SourcingIn Turkey we have our own production, Greenyard member Alara has many orchards widely distributed across the western half of the country. Fruit from these orchards is processed at a state of the art 15,000m2 central packing and distribution facility, which handles approximately 7,000 tons of cherries a year. The Alara brand is internationally known & valued for sustainable quality & guaranteed food safety.

We source our summer cherries; May through to September being the main season, from a variety of countries: Spain, Turkey, Canada and the USA. Ironically though cherries are also available in the depths of winter, the Southern Hemisphere summer provides fruit from Chile, Argentina, and South Africa.

Main Varieties:

  • Brooks
  • Tulare
  • Ziraat
  • Skeena
  • Penny
  • Giant Ruby
  • Early & Late Garnets

Cherries-May-2013_thumbnailDid you Know?

Cherries are very rich in the anti-oxidant melatonin which helps relieve headaches and insomnia.

Follow the interesting journey our Turkish cherries take once they have left the orchards by visiting our video page.

For more information and help in growing your sales please contact ebird@greenyardfresh.co.uk.