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Dark Sweet Cherries

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Ingredients: Cherries, Water, Cane Sugar

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Our Dark Sweet Cherries include the most popular varieties like juicy Bing Cherries. With rich sweetness and a touch of vibrant tang, these fleshy, Dark Sweet Cherries are wonderful for pies and cobblers. But don’t stop there – try them with roasted meats, sauces or eat them right from the spoon like we do.

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Growers' Information

Cherries have pleased the palates of food lovers for centuries.  Their ruby red color and tangy taste won cherries a place on the tables of Roman conquerors, Greek citizens and Chinese noblemen.  Cherries were brought to America by ship with early settlers in the 1600's. Today, the U.S. cherry industry produces more than 650 million pounds of tart and sweet cherries each year. 
Much of the cherry production is concentrated in Michigan and the Pacific Northwest.  Michigan grows about 75% of the tart cherry crop.  Oregon and Washington harvest about 60% of the sweet cherry crop.  Other states with commercial cherry crops are Utah, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania and California.
Sweet cherries are not as winter hardy as tart cherries. Early autumn frosts also can damage sweet cherry trees. Commercially, sweet cherries grow best in the West, where summers are dry.  Cherries bloom early and are susceptible to frost damage. Sweet cherries bloom earlier than sour cherries.
Sweet cherries are available from May to August.