Cherry Season in Washington
J.O. Sims Ltd Celebrate Another Successful Cherry Season in Washington.
The UK fruit business supplies fresh fruit, fruit ingredients and healthy snacks. A long-established family business, J.O. Sims grow
fruit internationally and this season were responsible for 92% of UK imports of the Washington grown fruit, most of which came from their own farms (according to the official North West Cherries export statistics).
The well-known firm owns farms across Washington state;
growing over 300 acres of cherries, as well as apples and stone fruit.
Darren Matschull, Procurement Director at J.O. Sims commented, “This year’s season from Washington has been blessed with fantastic quality. Having access to good volumes of firm, high quality cherries allows J.O. Sims’ customers to benefit from a strong late Summer season at a time when others struggle.”
Washington Cherry season started on 1st June this year, with UK retailers continuing to sell the crop well into September. The high-altitude farms in Washington extend the season for this cherry crop, at up to 2,500 feet the Cherries can continue to be farmed into late summer.
J.O. Sims are recognised within the industry for their superior quality fruits, their trademark ‘Cherries… Our Passion’, highlighting the company’s devotion to the Cherry. It is great news for J.O. Sims, though not surprising, that they are celebrating another incredibly successful season.
Based in Spalding Lincolnshire, J.O. Sims is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh fruit, fruit ingredients and healthy snacks. The company farms over 1,000 acres of cherry and apple orchards worldwide and is the UK’s largest supplier of cranberries and wild blueberries. Since it was founded in 1896 by Josiah Oliver Sims, the business has built a series of long lasting relationships with leading quality growers and processors around the world, to bring a wide variety of fresh fruit and innovative fruit ingredient solutions to the UK markets.