Over 9 million 18-lb packages of cherries are harvested in California between May and June. They are produced by 600 farmers and packed by 22 operations located in growing areas in central California. Fifty different varieties of cherries are harvested from approximately 40,000 acres of cherry orchards. Most are sold for the fresh market, with a small amount going to other uses like bringing, drying, juicing and freezing. About 60 percent of the California cherry crop is sold in domestic marketing channels and 40 percent are exported to markets around the world.
See below for a complete list of California cherry suppliers and pack-styles. To learn more about California’s major cherry varieties, click here.
CHERRY GROWING REGIONS