Very low in saturated fats, Cholesterol and Sodium
- A source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C
- A source of key minerals Copper and Potassium
- France, Spain, Italy, Greece
May and June
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.
- Natural Whole & Broken
- Natural Halves
- Whole Sour Cherries
- Whole Bing (Sweet) Cherries
- Glace Cherries
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.