General information about the cherries

Cherries are the fruits of the cherry tree (bird’s nest), a deciduous and very beautiful tree, which belongs to the family of rhododendrons, It is an angiosperm dicotyledon plant, with can be as high as 20 meters. 
Cherries arrived in Greece, Italy and the rest of Europe, from Asia Minor. In Greece are produced in Pieria, Edessa, Rodopi, Grevena, and in other parts of the northern Greece and are considered to be of exceptional quality. 
Among the hundreds varieties of cherries, we distinguish three basic teams:
  • The sweet cherries, which are eaten raw
  • The sour cherries which  are cooked and
  • The hybrids like Dukes and Royals, which can be eaten raw but can also be used in various sweets.

Nutritional elements

*Quantity per 100g

Calories (kcal) 50
Lipid 0.3 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acid 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fatty acid 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Potassium 173 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 1.283 IU
Vitamin C 10 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 µg
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Magnesium 9 mg

Cherries' seasonality

See the seasonality in terms of production and harvest of our cherries: