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Our Cherries

We go to great lengths to ensure that you, our customers, are delighted with our cherries.

We work hard to consistently provide our customers with delicious, quality cherries. In our orchards, we grow a number of cherry varieties, each maturing at different times throughout the season. For each region and time in the season, the best variety is chosen to produce the best quality fruit. Production is now spread across 3 regions and 10 sites. We have an early region in Cobram, farms primed for the Christmas period in Yarck/Alexandra, and a later, high elevation farm at Strathbogie. Our generational foundation has built a strong knowledge of best harvest and handling techniques and a keen sense of what gives our customers a satisfying cherry experience.

Quality Assurance

Quality and food safety is fundamental to us at Koala Cherries.

We have in place a rigorous and continuously improving Food Safety and Quality System, based on current SQF and customer quality codes. We are independently audited to these codes annually. We monitor the quality of the fruit on the trees; again, on arrival at the packing shed; throughout the fruit packing process; all the way to dispatch, and even beyond. We monitor natural sugar levels, temperature, and fruit quality so that our customers will receive consistently beautiful fruit.

Nutrition

Cherries – the healthy alternative.

Cherries are rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and antioxidants. One cup of cherries (10-12 cherries) provides 16% of daily vitamin C requirements. A one cup serving of cherries has the capacity to hold 4,873 antioxidants, including the powerful anthocyanins believed to be good for heart health. Cherries have been shown to alleviate arthritis and gout, and have high levels of melatonin which can help you get a good night’s sleep.

Covid-19

Safety first – always.

Here at Koala Cherries, we take the health and safety of our customers and employees very seriously. That is why we are taking all the recommended measures to ensure there is no Covid-19 contamination in our workplace. PPE is used at all times by all workers, sanitisation stations are fitted throughout the orchards and pack shed, and check-in is enforced before entry. Only vaccinated individuals are permitted to work on our premises, lessening the likelihood of contamination, spread and serious illness. Our customers can rest at ease knowing that their product is handled with the upmost care.