Cherries are firm and a mix of sweet and tart in flavour.
Locally grown cherry season lasts about 100 days, available from November to January.
How to Pick:
Look for vibrant, shiny-skinned cherries, with a firm and blemish-free skin. Avoid any soft or wrinkled looking cherries.
How to Store:
Cherries are highly perishable. Keep them refrigerated in a plastic bag or in a covered container for up to 4-5 days.
Where it's Grown:
Cherries are grown across most states in Australia. Almost half of cherries are grown in Young, Orange & Bathurst, NSW.
Other growing regions include Dandenong Ranges and Goulburn Valley, Victoria; the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Riverland area in SA; Huon Valley and Derwent Valley, Tasmania and in the elevated southwest region of WA.
Cherries are a good source of vitamin C for a healthy immune system*, plus they contain potassium and fibre.
*Based on 1 cup cherries (150g), as part of a healthy balanced diet