Cherry trees produce two types of berries: sweet cherries are firm, heart-shaped deep red, purple-black or golden colored berries (bing, lambert, tartarian, royal ann); sour cherries are smaller, softer and rounder (early richmond, montmorency, morello). Marischino cherries are made from royal anns. Dried cherries of both types are also available.
June - September
Look for bright shiny cherries that are firm but not hard. If they have their stems they will last longer.
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