The Cherry is a small soft round fruit, red or black when ripe, containing a stone. Botanically, they belong to the family of genus rosaceous, prunes, which also includes “drupe” family of fruits like plums, peaches, apricots etc. Although several species of cherries exist, two important cultivars; sweet cherry and sour cherry are widely popular.
Sweet cherry belongs to the species; prunus avium, and sour cherry belongs to that of prunus cerasus.
Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow in most temperate latitudes.
The peak season for cherries is in the summer