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We believe in saving the best for last, and that’s what you get with our mystical A Half Mile Closer to the Moon® cherries. These late-season dark-sweet cherries come straight from our high-altitude orchards in Washington State.

Bite into a crisp Moon cherry and you’ll experience an explosion of aromatics, sugars, acids and juiciness. Enjoy these as a snack, which might as well be dessert with the sweetness these beauties have!

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Mystical and delicious, our A Half Mile Closer to the Moon® cherries are the grand finale to Stemilt’s cherry season. They come from places like Amigos Orchards in Wenatchee, WA where cherries grow at elevations of 2,600 feet above sea level and higher, or literally a half mile towards the moon.

High-altitude orchards bloom later and ripen later and are the best place for premium cherries like Skeena, Staccato®, and Sentennial™ to grow in the late summer. Cherries soak up the sun during warm days to collect more sugars, and then get to restore during cool nights.

When the stars perfectly align, Moon cherries will be harvested in the days leading up to a full moon. That’s when 4th generation cherry grower Kyle Mathison and the man behind Moon cherries, believes you get the best cherry flavors. The man, the moon, and cherries, what a better way to finish cherry season?!

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Is It In Season?

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My Story

Moon Cherries are the last premium Stemilt cherries of the season, and come straight from our special high-altitude orchards like Amigos Orchards in Wenatchee, Washington. Surrounded by pine trees and mountains, cherry trees are right at home at this unique locale that sits at elevations between 2,500 and 3,500 feet above sea level – literally a half mile closer to the moon!

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