Cherries are one of the most anticipated fruits of summer. Our cherries are plump, bite-sized jewels with a sweet, rich flavor. Because of our location near the southern end of California’s cherry-growing region, we are able to bring you the first cherries of the summer.
Early California cherry season is short but sweet! See Availability Chart for details.
Brooks: 2nd week of May – late May
Large, deep red fruit, brighter red on stem end. Flesh is firm with shades of red and pink. Round and plump shape with approx. 1 1/2″ stems
Tulare: Mid May – 2nd week of June
Heart-shaped, bright red with approx. 2″ stems. Firm flesh is sweet with red/pink color.
Royal Rainier: Late May – mid June
Soft yellow with splashes of red/pink blush. Delicate, sweet flavored yellow/white flesh. Large, round and symmetrical with approx 1 ½” stems.
Bing: early June – late June
Deep, uniform, mahogany-colored skin and flesh. Rich, sweet and intensely flavored. Round and plump shape with approx. 2″ stems
Like many other dark-colored fruits and vegetables, cherries pack a powerful nutritional punch. The phytonutrients contained in cherries are thought to aid in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. In addition, cherries contain anthocyanins which have been shown to block inflammatory enzymes, reducing the pain caused by arthritis and similar conditions.
Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of vitamin C; good source of potassium.
Selection and Storage
Look for cherries that are plump and firm with no signs of shriveling of softness. Store cherries in the refrigerator and rinse them with water just prior to eating.