Cherries are high in potassium, vitamin C, and make an incredible addition to any cocktail, pizza, or salsa to add some extra sweetness. Freshly grown CA cherries have a short season and are only available at the farmers' market in the early summer. Be sure not to miss this sweet treat, which is actually considered a stone fruit.
Bing cherries are firm, juicy, large, and a deep mahogany red when ripe. They have a distinctive heart shape. Bings are intensely sweet, with a vibrant flavor.
Rainier cherries are yellow inside and out, with just a bit of red blush on them, and exceptionally large. They are quite sweet and very firm.
Burlat cherries are an early variety, arriving at the markets in May. They have a very sweet flavor. It is a large, firm, red meaty fruit of excellent quality.
Brooks cherries are large, uniform, oblate, dark red fruit. The flesh is firm and crisp with variable shades of red and pink. The stone is nearly free.