All Northern cherries are packed on state-of-the-art UniTec cherry sizers. The global leader in optical cherry sizing technology, Unitec installed their line in the United States at Northern in 2012 and a second one the following year. Northern actively partners with Unitec’s R&D team in developing innovations in their technology.
Northern pays our cherry growers using individual account sales vs. grower pools. Standing on their own gives each grower more incentive to grow and deliver cherries with better flavor, firmness and quality.
Our sales office being adjacent to the cherry packing line allows the sales staff to quickly assess, analyze and respond to changes in quality, volume, sizing, weather and market conditions that inevitably occur throughout a cherry season.
UNITEC UNICAL_200 Optical Cherry Sizer & Sorter in action: