The answers to all our frequently asked questions about nutritious Cherries.

You’ll find our fresh British cherries in major retailers from mid-May to mid-September. You will also find our fresh imported cherries in major retailers from late September to early May. 

There are eight different varieties of cherry; 

  • 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.

When purchasing cherries in store, you’ll see the specific variety listed on the front of the pack.

You need to decide if you want to eat them straight off the stalk with no accompaniment or paired with something delicious.



If pairing, how about something a little exotic… dipped in your favourite whisky, with camembert, rolled in cinnamon powder, with almonds, with black pepper, with basil with mint.

We love getting creative with the way we eat our cherries. Keep an eye on our page for more pairing suggestions and recipes ideas.

Cherries are suitable for many diets including keto, gluten free, coeliac and vegan as well as general healthy eating diets.

Fruit flies are a common and neccesary part of the decay of fruit, and can be prevented by keeping your cherries in the fridge.

Good news is you’re in for a visually treat – your discarded seeds are likely to grow into a beautifully flowering, cherry tree. Whilst it’s unlikely that your cherry tree will produce any fruit, it will produce stunning cherry blossoms in spring… And the proverbial cherry on the top is that these gorgeous trees go on to provide birds and wildlife with fruit in the summer. How lovely.