Cherries

Morello

Tart, or Sweet? Tart Origin Europe Appearance This cherry typically has dark skin with dark red flesh. When We Harvest July–August Fun Fact Tart cherries, like the Morello, are actually better for cooking that sweet cherries are. Weird, huh? That is because tart cherries are more acidic, while sweet cherries lose their flavor and shape […]

Montmorency

Tart, or Sweet? Tart Origin Unknown, possibly 17th century France (the Montmorency Valley) Appearance The Montmorency is a bright red cherry, occasionally with a darker tint. When We Harvest July–August Fun Fact Research has shown that Montmorency and other tart cherries aid recovering muscles, heart health, and sleep quality! Could tart cherries be the new […]

Lapins

Tart, or Sweet? Sweet Origin Mid 1900s, in Canada Appearance The Lapin is a large cherry with reddish black skin. When We Harvest July Fun Fact This fruit is named after the scientist who first developed self-fertilizing cherry trees. What a smart guy!

Rainier

Tart, or Sweet? Sweet Origin 1950s at Washington State University Appearance Yellow flesh with a slight red blush When We Harvest July Fun Fact The Rainier cherry is named after Mt. Rainier in Washington state, because that was the state it was developed in.

Sweetheart

Tart, or Sweet? Sweet Origin British Columbia, Canada in the late 1900s Appearance This cherry is distinguished by its vibrant red color and characteristic shape. When We Harvest July Fun Fact These cherries get their name from their heart shape. Ever thought of giving cherry products to your own sweetheart on Valentines Day?

Bing

Tart, or Sweet? Sweet Origin 1850s in Milwaukie, Oregon Appearance A large cheery with a deep, Mahogany red color When We Harvest July Fun Fact The Bing cherry was named after the dedicated Chinese assistant of Henderson Lewelling—the developer of this delicious variety of cherry!