In the Netherlands, Coöperatieve Veiling Zaltbommel auctioned its first box of greenhouse cherries on Wednesday, May 10. Fruit grower Gerard van Kessel cultivated these Burlat cherries, which mark the start of this cooperative's cherry season.
Cherry grower Gerard van Kessel and Willem Ruisbroek, Veiling Zaltbommel's top fruit and vegetable sales manager.
Maatschap G.J.M. van Kessel bought this first box of Dutch cherries. These are sold in 125g punnets. Veiling Zaltbommel supplemented the proceeds of the first box of eight punnets to an amount of €1500. That will go to a good cause. The grower will donate this money to the Dutch Cancer Society.
This event is a nice kick-off to the cherry season. Gerard, who specializes in cherry cultivation, says these are his earliest greenhouse cherries ever. He adds that the crop looks good, with promising quality and volumes.
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