National Cherry Month!

It’s National Cherry Month!  We love February!

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It’s National Cherry Month! It seems to come every February, doesn’t it? We thought it would be fun to share news, fun facts, and even fictional information regarding cherries. You may need this info some day!

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The view down Seaquist Road may look a bit dreary today, but we don’t mind it!  Our cherries are resting, getting ready for another summer bursting with cherries, hopefully!

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Do you know the name of the most popular tart cherry? It makes up about 95% of the tart cherries in the world, with the Morello coming in a very distant second. It’s the Montmorency cherry!  If you intend to do some baking, these tart cherries are the ones to use, because they have such a wonderful flavor! Here in Door County, Wisconsin, we at Seaquist Orchards raise Montmorency cherries, and lots of them! We have them fresh, when it’s cherry season, and frozen in a variety of sizes at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market. We also put them into our jams, pie fillings, and salsas at Seaquist Canning, along with pies, doughnuts, and other baked goods, not to mention our smoothies too! They are delicious!

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Interesting Cherry Fact #11

Interesting Cherry Fact #11

More fun numbers about cherries!

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There are about 7,000 cherries on an average cherry tree, with each tree capable of

producing more than 100 pounds of fruit in a season.

 There are two main types of tart cherries. The #1 tart cherry in the U.S. is the

Montmorency. The newest cherry on the market is the Balaton, named for a lake in Hungary.

  It takes 6 to 8 pounds of cherries to make 1 pound of dried cherries, and there are

about 100 cherries in an 8-ounce glass of cherry juice.

  The major forms of tart cherries include dried, frozen and juice. Dried cherries are

 great for snacks, salads and cereals. Frozen cherries are ideal for baking or making

sauces. Cherry juice concentrate and 100 percent ready-to-drink cherry juice are

 gaining in popularity as well, particularly among people who find it helps relieve the

pain of arthritis and gout.