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Edible Fruit: 10-Facts on the Cherry

From Washington DC, nutritional value to expressions using the term: “cherry” and “cherries” , chew on these interesting facts on cherries.

THE CHERRY TREE

  • In 1906 Dr. David Fairchild, plant explorer and and official of the U.S. Department of Agriculture imported 75 flower cherry tree and and 25 sing flowered  from a nursery in Japan. After a recommendation and influence of  First  Lady Helen Taft, Dr. Fairchild had cherry trees planted along avenues in Washington D.C..
  • The legend that the first US president, George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree fails to mention that the incident happened when he was 6-years old.
  • Cherries grow on hardy deciduous trees that do not require lots of water.

CHERRY VARIETIES

  • Numerous sweet cherry varieties grow in the Pacific Northwest. These are the Bing, Cashmere ™, Chelan, Lapins, Rainier Skeena, Sweetheart Tieton™. Other cherry varieties grow throughout North America, including: Anderson, Benton, Black York Kristin, Nugent. Glacier, Hudson, Regina Selah and White Gold.
  • The Tieton cherry’s season commences one week before the Bing Cherry (from early June through July). These mega-sized cherries taste moderately sweet.

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    The idiom, “Life is a bowl of cherries,” was the title of a song composed during the Great Depression: by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson.

  • As North America’s premier sweet cherry, Bing sets the standard of comparison. A ripe Bing Cherry exudes firm crimson-red flesh. Intensely sweet, the edible fruit’s prime season runs from mid June through early August.
  • Tart cherry varieties include