The likelihood of a cherry purchase dropped seven percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, putting purchases near the level they were in 2011. The summer fruit was favored by consumers with kids at home, as was the case last year.
Cherries — F.o.b.s as of July 25
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (553-444-272, includes exports 229-197-93) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading demand exceed supply. Prices higher. 18-pound carton bagged Washington 1 bing 9-row size mostly $62-64.90, 9½-row size mostly $62-65.90, 10-row size $58-60.90. (Oregon shipments (70-64-*27). * indicates incomplete volume.