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Cherries

Spring fruits

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Discover our varieties
Ciliegia Nimba

Nimba Cherries

They are a very early variety with a bright, dark red color. They are sweet and aromatic to the palate

Ciliegia Rocket

Rocket Cherries

Large than average and early variety with a very sweet, sugary taste

Ciliegia Frisco

Frisco Cherries

Early variety with a rounded shape and very sweet taste

Ciliegia Pacific Red

Pacific Red Cherries

Round in shape and dark mahogany in color, they are sweet and aromatic to the palate. They can be stored for up to 30 days after harvesting

Ciliegia Bigarreau

Bigarreau Cherries

The pulp is bright red in color and crisp and sweet on the palate

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Ferrovia Cherries

They are distinguished by being heart-shaped and with a long stalk. Their color is vermilion red while the pulp is pinkish and crisp on the palate. The flavor is intense, sweet and juicy

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Sweet Aryana Cherries

Medium to large in size, they have a dark red skin and pulp of good consistency and aromatic flavor

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Spring

May / July

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Origin
When to find them
The benefits
How to store them
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Origin

The cherry originates from the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It was first cultivated by the Greeks in 4000 B.C. and only later introduced to Italy by the Romans in 73 B.C. as a luxury food. The first historical evidence of the presence of cherries in Apulia, however, only dates back to 1648 near Castellana Grotte.

When to find them

The ripening period of cherries goes from May to the end of July, that’s why they are known as the fruits heralding summer.

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The benefits

Cherries also have numerous beneficial properties:

  • Rich in vitamins A and C, minerals and carbohydrates including a sugar known as levulose, they are suitable for those suffering from diabetes
  • Useful for treating gout thanks to their high antioxidant power due to the presence of anthocyanins 
  • Counteract the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood thanks to flavonoids that stimulate collagen production
  • Low in calories but high in satiety
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How to store them

To preserve their freshness, cherries should be stored in a dark paper bag in a room with constant humidity; doing so they will last approximately 4-5 days.

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Did you know that…

In Greek mythology, the cherry tree was sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. For that reason, the cherry is considered a good luck charm for lovers all over the world, so much so that in Sicily there is still a tradition of making declarations of love in the shade of a blossoming cherry tree. 

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