The first Tajikistani cherries of the season recently arrived in China, with the airline expecting more shipments to follow over the coming months. According to reliable sources from Xinjiang office of China Southern Airlines (CSA), the cherries that arrived in mid-May had been successfully picked up within two hours of landing. “Since cherries are perishable products, they are usually air-shipped,” the source said…Full Article: FreshFruitPortal June 2015

Key Points

  • In June 2013, Tajikistan exported (air shipped) just over 2 MTs of fresh cherries to Urumqi, Xinjiang.
  • In May 2013, Tajikistan and China signed an agreement specifying the phytosanitary export protocols for fresh cherries.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Tajikistan grows two cherry varieties including the Gelos (dark red coloration, sweet flavor) and the Oluch (bright red coloration, sour flavor). Within Tajikistan, cherry production primarily occurs in Dashti-Jum and Khovaling in eastern Khatlon province, southern Tajikistan. In June 2013, Tajikistan exported the Gelos variety to China as a first-time trial shipment.

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