British cherries are celebrated for their exceptional quality and versatility. The British summer fruit season is the perfect time to look out for fresh fruit from local farms; British cherries are a delicious addition to both savoury and sweet dishes, as well as providing a scrumptious and healthy snack.
Our cherry growers are located across the UK ensuring continuous supply during the summer months with early season production in Kent and late season production in Scotland.
Our Kentish growers can boast being near to the cherry orchards planted by Henry VIII's court, whilst our Scottish growers are the most northerly growers in the world . Many of our growers are family businesses who combine years of knowledge with a deep rooted passion for superior quality and taste. By choosing cherries grown within the UK, you will be sure to notice the difference in freshness and the super sweet flavour from these wonderful local-heritage fruits.
There are a large number of different varieties of British cherry with many subtle differences in colour, size, texture and sweetness. Some of the main varieties grown are Merchant, Lapins, Kordia, Penny, Stella and Sentennial and they generally only have a ten day to two week period in which they are available at their best.