Cherries

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Red cherries

Cherries are the purplish-red fruit that grows on the cherry tree. Up to 7000 cherries grow on the average cherry tree. Cherries have two main types sweet and tart.

Interesting facts about Cherries

  • Are you aware that cherries have been around since prehistoric times?
  • Are you aware that the early settlers brought cherries by ship to America in the 1600s?
  • Are you aware that cherries are small and round?
  • Are you aware that cherries can be red, dark red to black or light red with splashes of yellow?
  • Are you aware that cherries have a smooth hard pit?
Rainier Cherries in Seattle
Rainier Cherries in Seattle
  • Are you aware that there is a cherry called “bing” which is almost black in color and very sweet?
  • Are you aware that there is a cherry known as “rainier” or “white cherry” which is super sweet and very expensive? (The skin of this cherry is light red with splashes of yellow. It has a creamy, yellow flesh and is super sweet. It was developed in 1952. It is very expensive. It was named after Mt. Rainier in Washington State where it was created.)
  • Are you aware that cherries grow on trees that have beautiful white or pink blossoms?
  • Are you aware that there are ornamental cherry trees just grown for their beautiful blossoms? (They can be found in Washington, DC as they were given to the U.S. as a gift from Japan.)
  • Are you aware that it takes a cherry tree 3 to 4 years to produce fruit?
  • Are you aware that cherries have a very short growing season?
  • Are you aware that the peak growing season for cherries is in the summer?
  • Are you aware that birds are a fan of cherries and can eat up to a third of a farmer’s crop?
Cherries
Cherries
  • Are you aware that there are sweet cherries and sour cherries?
  • Are you aware that sour cherries are primarily used for cooking? (They make a great cherry pie!)
  • Are you aware that Turkey is the world’s leading producer of cherries while the U.S. is second?
  • Are you aware that in the U.S. sweet cherries are mostly grown in Washington State, California, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Michigan?
  • Are you aware that most sour cherries in the U.S. are grown in Michigan?

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