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



The content of this promotion campaign represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency (REA) do not accept any responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains