Cherries

Cherries originated in both Europe and Western Asia, and have been eaten since pre-historic times.

There are records of cherry trees having been traded across the Roman empire, and Henry VIII brought the first cherry trees to England after tasting them in Flanders.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO

Very low in saturated fats, Cholesterol and Sodium

  • A source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C
  • A source of key minerals Copper and Potassium
COUNTRIES OF ORGIN
  • USA
  • France, Spain, Italy, Greece
  • Turkey
HARVESTED

May and June

VARIETIES

Most commercial cherries are cultivars of sweet cherry (Prunus avium) or  sour cherry (Prunus cerasus).

Sweet varieties recommended for drying  include Bing, Lambert, Royal Ann, Napoleon or Van;  sour varieties include Early Richmond or Large Montmorency.

FORMATS
  • Natural Whole & Broken
  • Natural Halves
  • Whole Sour Cherries
  • Whole Bing (Sweet) Cherries
  • Glace Cherries
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE

Cherries originated in both Europe and western Asia, but the different origin cherries do not cross-pollinate.

Sour cherries are self-fertile while sweet cherries require pollination.

As cherry trees need a period of cold weather in order to germinate, no cherries are grown in tropical climates.