Fresh Cherry Varieties!

July 14, 2017

 

樱桃品种指南

 

Whenever you eat the dark red, sweet, crisp, and juicy cherries, don't think that the cherry just has one universal taste. There are many varieties of cherries including their level of sweetness/tartness. Every year, cherries bring full of surprises and happiness to cherry fans one variety at a time...

 

每当你吃着深红馥郁,酸甜适中, 爽脆可口, 幸福满满的美国樱桃和任何国家的樱桃时, 不要以为樱桃就长着同一个脸蛋,甜甜脆脆的就一个口味哦。   樱桃有很多的品种。 它每年都会随着季节,气候,地区, 和国家的不同,而一个品种随着一个品种地出现,给人们带来观感 和口感的惊喜。  

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: BING

  • Bing is the leading sweet cherry variety in the United States

  • Firm, juicy, deep mahogany red, and intensely sweet

  • Exceptionally large fruit of the finest quality

  • Called the King of Cherry

  • The Bing cherry was developed in the 1870s by horticulturalist Seth Lewelling and his Chinese foreman Ah Bing, for whom the variety was named after.

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: BROOKS

  • Developed at UC Davis

  • The first variety to ripe in California & Washington

  • Red Cherry Variety with well balanced sweetness

  • Large, firm and low acidity

  • Susceptibility to moisture cracking

  • Best suited for hot dry climates

 

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: CHELAN

  • One of the first varieties to be harvested in Washing and Oregon state each summer

  • Firm, round, and heart-shaped

  • A mahogany red skin and sweet flavor

  • Born in 1971 by Washington State University researcher Tom Toyama

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: CORAL CHAMPAGNE

  • Matures in the early season

  • Firm, juicy flesh, pink-red skin, and low acid

  • A sweet flavor similar to Bing

  • Susceptibility to rain-crack

  • The parentage of this variety is not known

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: GARNET

  • Garnet is a large cherry with excellent flavor

  • This variety produces uniformly red cherries with glassy exterior and short stems

  • Introduced by California breeder Marvin Nies

  • Garnet cherries are available from Stemilt in May

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: KORDIA

  • This new and delicious variety is becoming very popular in Northwest orchards.

  • This variety is very rare. The volume for exporting is limited.

  • Kordia is prized for its heavy crops of very sweet, juicy, large and jet-black fruit

  • Available July - August

 

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: LAPIN

  • Newer varieties, mahogany red, and excellent firmness and flavor

  • Northwest Cherries mature ten days to two weeks after Bing

  • Named after Dr. Karl Lapins, a pioneer in cherry breeding

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: RAINER

  • Premier cherry with distinctive and superior look

  • Exceptionally large, firm and texture 

  • Yellow with bright red blush. Flesh is pure yellow

  • Extraordinary sugar levels

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: ROYAL HAZEL

  • Highly flavorful and very firm red flesh

  • An excellent sweet and acid flavor

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: SKEENA

  • Have a deep mahogany color and sweet flavor with lower acid levels than other dark-sweet cherry varieties

  • Skeena is a late-harvesting cherry variety that is available in mid-July from Washington and Oregon state. 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: STACCATO

  • A late-ripening and super-sweet cherry variety

  • Staccato is harvested in the middle of August in Washington state

  • Stemilt holds the exclusive rights to grow and market this variety in the United States.

 

 

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: SWEETHEART

  • Like their name implies, Sweetheart cherries are heart-shaped. 

  • Large, bright, and outstanding firmness

  • Known for having high sugar levels

  • Are available from mid-July to mid-August from Washington and Oregon state

 

 

CHERRY VARIETY: TULARE

  • The second commercial variety to mature in the California harvest.

  • A large dark-red sweet cherry similar to Bing.

  • Not as firm as the Bing cherry

  • Known to be great for export with its resistance to cracking. 

 

 

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