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!

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.

What family are cherries a part of?

Cherries belong to the rose family!

What are the best things to pair with Cherries?

Cherries are best paired with herbs like sage, chives, and verbena; dairy products like ricotta cheese and sweet cream; and with meats like pork and beef especially when black pepper is added.

Fine Wood?

Wood of a cherry tree has fine structure and it is often used in the manufacture of furniture.

Are they healthy?

Each 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!