Chelan Fresh Cherries

Fun Facts

Impress your friends with these fun fact on the Cherries grown right here in the Lake Chelan Valley and processed by Chelan Fresh!

Cherries-site---cherries2.jpgEach glistening, jewel-like cherry holds sweet taste, and vibrant nutritional benefits.  In fact, more and more research points out that this precious fruit holds unique possibilities for better health.

The quaint, charming image of cherries conjures up all sorts of pleasant memories, such as an old-fashioned cherry cobbler and a lattice cherry pie.  True, the tart yet sweet taste of cherries is especially poised to suit such memorable, fruit-filled desserts, but there’s much more to cherries than meets the eye (and taste buds!).  The bright cheery colors of cherries, ranging from golden to pink-ruby to scarlet-black, are their calling cards for health properties.

What’s so special about the cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC? 

Thousands of Japanese cherry trees are planted there—a gift from the people of Japan, who treasure cherry trees—in 1912.  Each spring when the trees are in bloom, they attract thousands of people from around the world.

How many cherries does it take to make a cherry pie? 

It takes about 250 cherries to make a yummy cherry pie. 

Cherries date back to what ancient period? 

People have been enjoying cherries since the Stone Age; cherry pits have been found in several Stone Age caves in Europe.

How big was the world’s heaviest cherry? 

Weighing in at .76 ounces, the world’s biggest cherry was grown by Gerardo Maggipinto in Italy in 2003.