Cherries

Cherries

Sweet, plump and juicy, cherries are bursting with flavour and nutrients.

  • 100g of cherries provide 25% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C
  • Cherries are a rich food source of the hormone melatonin which helps to promote healthy sleep patterns
  • Powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins are found abundantly in cherries. Cherries are the richest source of anthocyanins 1 and 2 which give them their ruby colour

Varieties

  • Merchant - one of the earliest cherries to ripen. The fruit is large, sweet, and dark-red, with a good flavour
  • Sunburst - large dark fruit, with a rich cherry flavour
  • Stella - medium sized so good for smaller members of the family. The dark-red fruit is very sweet and juicy• Skeena - produces very large fruit with a good flavour
  • Regina - large dark fruit that has a firm texture
  • Kordina - mid-season cherry that is medium-large in size, has firm flesh and a good flavour.
  • Lapins - starts the second half of the season and has large dark-red/black juicy fruits with dark flesh
  • Sweetheart - as its name suggests, produces cherries that are predominantly sweet but they are not sugary to taste. Sweetheart ripens towards the end of the British cherry season
  • Penny - outstanding quality and is the latest cherry to ripen. Penny is a black cherry that is large, firm and very sweet to eat