Cherry Ripe

July 9, 2019

Welcome to summer, it's cherry season.

The first cherries of the season have arrived at our farmers market. The months leading up to the first pick are a fraught time for farmers, checking the weather conditions for their fleeting and fragile crop.

We have beautiful varieties here, including Napoleons, known as Naps with their white blushed flesh. Sadly, most UK cherry orchards have been grubbed up, so do buy English cherries and show your support for this beautiful fruit.

At farm stalls such as Perry Court, taste your favourite before you buy. It’s not uncommon to see customers leaving their farmers’ market loaded down with fruit baskets.

In Medieval times cherry fairs celebrated the season. Now we're happy to gorge on cherries for as long as they last.

Find our fruit farmers here.

dallaways cherries