Washington is the largest supplier of cherries in the United States and here at Cherry Hill we take our cherry crop very seriously!
Types of Cherries We Grow: Bing, Pie and Rainier
Typically in season: Generally ripe between the last week of June through the end of July (follow us on Facebook for more current updates)
Picking and Storage Tips:
- Cherries can be kept in the refrigerator several days before use.
- Do not wash them and then store in the refrigerators, as they will mold.
- Wash cherries right before you use them
- 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = about 80 cherries
- 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = 2 1/3 cups pitted cherries
- 1 pound fresh unpitted cherries = 1 1/2 cups cherry juice
The Rainier Cherry is a cross between a Bing Cherry and Van Cherry. The Rainier Cherry was created in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle.
Rainier Cherries are also known as the “white cherry” because they have a white, creamy flesh and the skin is yellowish-red blush once they are ripe.
- Tart cherries have an anti-inflammatory property called anthocyanin.
- Cherries may help reduce many of the risk factors associated with heart disease by reducing cholesterol, insulin and blood sugar levels.
- Tart cherries are a rich source of melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that contains potent levels of Vitamins C, E and A.
- One cup of Cherries contain 90 calories.