Edited by StevenC, 22 June 2010 - 03:27 PM.
Cherries in Northern California
Posted 22 June 2010 - 03:26 PM
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:13 PM
Apparently, essentially the ONLY cherries grown on any scale for sale as fresh fruit are Bings. Raniers, even though they're becoming more common, don't even register as a blip on the cherry radar commercially.
Sour cherries (Montmorency is the most common cultivar) are grown extensively in the Midwest (i.e. Michigan), but only sold commercially for canned/processed fruit. You can buy sour cherries fresh, but only if you're in the area in which they're grown. They are not shipped in an unprocessed state.
So, in a nutshell, the only hope of getting fresh cherries other than Bings or Raniers is to know someone who has an heirloom tree or two, or a farmer with some heirlooms in his orchard.
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