My Experience

It doesn’t get much sweeter than cherries in the summertime, don’t you think?! Just
like their name says, our dark-sweet cherries are dark red to mahogany in color with a flavor explosion in every bite. You’ll love the crunch when you bite into one and the incredible sweetness, acids, and juicy experience that follow.

Dark-sweet cherries can be used for just about everything. Whether you are grabbing straight from the bag to enjoy or adding into a delicious baked dessert, dark-sweet cherries taste great in salads, cooked dishes, and for juicing and freezing.

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My Story

Stemilt might not be the originators of dark-sweet cherries (Turkey gets the credit for that), but our founding family has grown these drupes (or stone fruits) for more than a century! Our cherry season is longer than any other, starting in May in California, transitioning to Washington in June and not winding down until early September.

We grow many different dark-sweet cherry varieties, including the well-known Bing and some of our personal favorites, Coral, Skeena, Sweetheart, and Staccato®.

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My Story

Dark sweet cherries are drupes, or fleshy stone fruits. There are many varieties of dark-sweet cherries, each planted to fit a certain climate and growing window. The main dark-sweet cherry varieties at Stemilt are: Brooks (first to ripen), Chelan, Garnet, Sequoia®, Bing, Skeena, Sweetheart and Staccato® (last to harvest). The Bing cherry is the most well-known sweet cherry variety and was named after an orchard foreman named Ah Bing. Stemilt grows dark-sweet California cherries and Washington cherries, which allows for a continuous supply of your favorite fruit all summer long.

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