California cherries are the first cherries of the season which is why they are so eagerly anticipated around the world. The short California cherry season begins in mid-April and typically lasts into early June. Among major commercially-grown fruits, cherries are known to be the last trees to bloom and the first to harvest each year. In fact, rumor has it the term ‘in cherry condition’ has been derived because it means something new.
The California Cherry Board is an organization of cherry farmers and handlers which exists to provide information, crop updates and facts about cherries to our customers locally and around the world. Here is some interesting information about cherries we have compiled for cherry lovers everywhere.
The Sweetest Six Weeks of Summer
As you can see in this timeline, California Cherry season typically extends from mid-May through June. This short, six-week season goes by like the blink of an eye, resulting in high consumer demand for California Cherries and tremendous anticipation long before the season begins!