Are Bing Cherries Sweet or Tart?

By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

Someone has just had a bunch of fresh cherries delivered to your door, and you couldn’t be more surprised! Perhaps you didn’t realize it was cherry season. Perhaps the only cherries you’ve ever eaten have been the odd Maraschino kind in your drink or on top of a sundae, and you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying fresh cherries. Perhaps you didn’t even realize you could send cherries in the mail! How do cherries taste, anyway?

Don’t worry…we’re here to fill you in on your gift of cherries and tell you everything you need to know!

Are cherries in season?

Summer is not only cherry season…it’s Bing Cherries season!

Some fruits, like bananas and apples, can always be found in your local grocery store no matter what time of year it is. The same can’t be said of cherries – these tasty treasures are available for only a short time each year, so if you want to enjoy them, it’s best to know when they’re in season.

In general, cherry season begins in late May and wraps up in late August. Different varieties peak at different times depending on where they’re grown. One of the most popular varieties, the Bing cherry (like Sweet Mountain Bing Cherries from Hale Groves) are at their best in June and July.

Are cherries sweet or tart?

Cherries can be either sweet or tart – it depends on the variety – and both have their season in the summer. Sweet cherries (like Bing cherries) are sweet because they contain more naturally occurring sugar. Tart cherries are usually reserved for cooking and baking…these are the cherries you’ll find most often in cakes, pies, muffins and other recipes. But if you want buy cherries to eat fresh, you should buy Bing cherries from Hale Groves.

Are cherries good for you?

Whether you like them sweet or tart, these deep red fruits pack a healthful punch. Cherries are low in calories and chock full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other good-for-you ingredients. You’ll get vitamins C, A, and K. Each long-stemmed fruit delivers potassium, magnesium, and calcium too. They also bring antioxidants, like beta-carotene, and the essential nutrient choline to your diet.

How can you send a cherries gift of your own?

You’ve tasted them and you’re sold, and now you want to see about shipping cherries to someone you care about so they can enjoy these incomparable treats, too! But if you’re wondering where to buy Bing cherries for shipping, look no further than Hale Groves. Our Sweet Mountain Bing Cherries are always fresh, crisp and sweet, picked at their peak from select, high-altitude orchards in Idaho, and rushed to you or your recipients within one or two days so you can enjoy them at their best. If you want to send the best and freshest fruit available, Hale Groves is the only place to shop cherries!

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