U-Pick Cherries

Dates first ripe are approximate but the order of ripening is consistent.

All Cherries are $1.50/lb.

Name: Santina
Color: Red
Sweet/Sour: Sweet
When first ripe: June 22nd 
Size (Diameter): Large (31mm)
Flavor quality: More sweetness, less acid.
Best uses: Eating fresh.

 

 

Name: Bing
Color: Red
Sweet/Sour: Sweet
When first ripe: One week after Santina
Size: Medium-Large (29mm)
Flavor quality: Balanced mix of sweetness and acid.
Best uses: Eating fresh, Brewing, processing, cooking for a “cherry” flavor.

 

 

Name: Rainier
Color: Yellow
Sweet/Sour: Sweet
When first ripe: 3 Days after Bing
Size: Large (32mm)
Flavor quality: More sweetness less acid. Best of yellow varieties. Nice flavor.
Best uses: Eating fresh, processing.

 

 

Name: Lapin
Color: Red
Sweet/Sour: Sweet
When first ripe: 4 Days after Bing
Size: Large (32mm)
Flavor quality: More sweetness less acid but pleasant mix.
Best uses: Eating fresh, processing.

 

 

Name: Montmorency
Color: Bright Red
Sweet/Sour: Sour
When ripe: 4 Days after Bing
Size: Small (22mm)
Flavor quality: Very tart. More richness in flavor as they ripen to a darker red.
Best uses: Cooking (classic pie cherry), Juice, Brewing.

 

 

Name: Regina
Color: Red
Sweet/Sour: Sweet
When first ripe:  14 Days after Bing
Size: Medium-Large (31mm)
Flavor quality: Balanced mix of sweetness and acid like Bing. Possibly stronger.
Best uses: Eating fresh, Processing, Brewing, when you need a “cherry” flavor.