California Cherry

California grown cherries are amongst the best in the world because they are grown in fertile soils, sun drenched days and cool nights. This gives the cherry the perfect growing climate and results in a plump, sweet and nutritional cherry for you. Try some today!
¥15.94 ~ ¥31.87

Growing Region

California Cherries are grown throughout the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Central Valley but the primary region is located in the northern part of the state.


Varieties

Bing Cherries

This popular cherry has red/mahogany-colored skin and flesh. The stone is relatively small, while the fruit itself is crisp, firm and juicy. Consumers enjoy its sweet, rich flavor, which is the reason that it's the dominant variety.

Bing Cherry

Rainiers

This cherry is recognizable by its golden/pink blushed skin color. It's a finely textured variety with firm, clear flesh and colorless juice. The Rainier offers consumers a very sweet, delicate flavor.

rainiers cherries

Crop Size:

2013

California – 7,000,000 boxes

Washington – 18, 300,000 boxes

2014 Estimate

California – 5,000,000 (short crop – nothing available for export this season)

Washington – 20,000,000 (most packers already have export programs set up with China)

Growing Region

California Cherries are grown throughout the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Central Valley but the primary region is located in the northern part of the state.


Varieties

Bing Cherries

This popular cherry has red/mahogany-colored skin and flesh. The stone is relatively small, while the fruit itself is crisp, firm and juicy. Consumers enjoy its sweet, rich flavor, which is the reason that it's the dominant variety.

Bing Cherry

Rainiers

This cherry is recognizable by its golden/pink blushed skin color. It's a finely textured variety with firm, clear flesh and colorless juice. The Rainier offers consumers a very sweet, delicate flavor.

rainiers cherries

Crop Size:

2013

California – 7,000,000 boxes

Washington – 18, 300,000 boxes

2014 Estimate

California – 5,000,000 (short crop – nothing available for export this season)

Washington – 20,000,000 (most packers already have export programs set up with China)

1. Cherries are high in Potassium, Vitamin C and B complex

2. Cherries have anthocyanins that help fight the inflammation or arthritis, heart disease and cancer according to the United States Department of Agriculture

3. Cherries have antioxidants that help fight the inflammation or arthritis, heart disease and cancer according to the United States Department of Agriculture

1.       Cherries are belong to the Rose family

2.       Cherry trees breath through their bark via “lenticels” that are vertical pores

3.       An ancient legend tells of the Roman General Lucullus, who is credited for bringing cherries to Italy in 74 BC, committed suicide when he realized his supply of sweet cherries had lapsed

4.       Thomas Jefferson – one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America was a Cherry grower.

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