Three states provide most of the cherries in our country. Cherry season in California lasts from April until July, Oregon Joins in June, for two months and Washington is in season from June to August. If you want to see when is the cherry-picking season in your state, please have a look at the following table.
Cherry season table
|State||Cherries in season|
|Alabama||June and July|
|Alaska||June and July|
|Arkansas||June and July|
|California||April till July|
|Colorado||mid-June till October|
|Connecticut||mid-June till July|
|Delaware||June and July|
|Florida||June and July|
|Hawaii||June and July|
|Idaho||June and July|
|Illinois||May till July|
|Indiana||mid-June till mid-July|
|Iowa||June and July|
|Kansas||mid-May till mid-August|
|Kentucky||June and July|
|Louisiana||June and July|
|Maine||June and July|
|Maryland||June and July|
|Michigan||mid-June till mid-August|
|Minnesota||mid-June till mid-July|
|Mississippi||June and July|
|Missouri||mid-May till mid-July|
|Montana||mid-July till August|
|Nebraska||June and July|
|New Hampshire||June and July|
|New York||mid-June till July|
|North Carolina||May till July|
|North Dakota||July and August|
|Ohio||June and July|
|Oklahoma||June and July|
|Oregon||June and July|
|Pennsylvania||June and July|
|Rhode Island||June and July|
|South Carolina||June and July|
|South Dakota||June and July|
|Tennessee||June and July|
|Texas||June and July|
|Utah||mid-June till mid-August|
|Vermont||June and July|
|Virginia||May till August|
|Washington||June till August|
|West Virginia||June and July|
|Wisconsin||mid-June till July|
|Wyoming||June till July|
One of the many reasons the cherry season is baffling is the changes in supply periods that accompany it year in and year out. Because of that, it might be tricky to pinpoint when are cherries in season. But, generally speaking, this fruit has one of the shortest peak seasons compared to other fruits and vegetables.
The cherries’ season is influenced by various factors such as rain, the cherry species, its particular growing conditions and sunlight. The cherry species influence harvest seasons because sweet cherry varieties are ready for harvest a few weeks earlier than the sour varieties. Unlike many fruits, the water intake of the cherry tree plays a vital role in its harvest season.
When are cherries in season?
Cherry’s peak season usually starts as early as April in areas such as California. It runs through July for most of them, with most states only experiencing it in June and July. An exception is Colorado, where the season lasts from mid-June to October. Once they bloom, they ripe in a period of between 55 to 90 days maximum. The already stated factors influence that period.
When is the best moment to eat cherries?
Eating them during summer is advisable because there are plenty and they are relatively cheap. This is also when you will get the biggest and the freshest produce.
Ripe cherries are usually round, and the color varies from red to darker shades. They are also shiny, firm yet juicy, soft and plump. That is what you should look for.
The sweet varieties are best for eating, just like any other fruit. In contrast, the sour or tart types are perfect for inclusion in recipes such as cherry pie.Look also at these fruits & vegetables: