Grandma Sita knows there is no wonder why the meaning of the proverb “like a cherry on top” means perfection 😊🍒 CHERRY (KIRSEBÆR in Danish) are really marvellous berries! Why? Because they offer you all the things you have been looking for in a berry: juiciness, colour, and sweet taste 😋 Let’s get to know this seasonal fruit from Denmark!

📷 by @rongtulyarts 

A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit). Prunus avium, commonly called wild cherry, sweet cherry, or gean, is a species of cherry, a flowering plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia, from the British Isles to south to Morocco and Tunisia, north from Norway and east to the Caucasus and northern Iran.

Source: Wikipedia


Cherries are not only a great mid-day snack but also a good source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid.

Nutrition information for major nutrients of 100g of cherries


50 kcal


12 g


1.6 g


8 g


0.3 g


2 g

Vitamin A

1283 IU

Vitamin B1

0 mg

Vitamin C

10 mg

Vitamin D

0 IU


0.3 mg


16 mg


173 mg


Sweet cherries are best suited for areas where temperatures are mild, and humidity is low while tart cherries will grow in cooler climates and need about 2 months of winter temperatures.

Tart or sour cherries are more disease resistant, cold tolerant, accepting of poor soil and reliably self-fertile.

Source: P. Allen


All across Denmark, there are farms where you can choose and pick cherries yourself!!

To find your nearby  farm, please click below:

  • USES

There are many, many uses of cherry- you can, of course, put them into a classic cherry pie, but beyond that, cherries stand up nicely to heat and add a tangy, bright pop to savoury dishes.

You can roast them, fry them, stir-fry them, pickle them, and dehydrate them or just eat them as a snack, make candies and much more! These berries are also widely used for topping cakes and milkshakes!

    • Check the stems — fresh cherries have green stems.
    • Give them a feel — cherries should be firm, with no soft spots or bruising.
    • Look for a good colour — depending on variety, ideally, they should be deep, bright red to mahogany.
    • Give them the once over — fruit should be free of insect damage and pitting (little indentations caused by dehydration).
    • Give them a taste (if possible) — be sure the amount of sugar in the fruit is high.

Once harvested, fresh cherries must be cooled as soon as possible to slow down the ripening process, as the quality will deteriorate quickly. Keep cherries in a shady spot until you can get them into the refrigerator or other cold storage.

Place the cherries in a sturdy plastic bag or container, but do not wash them yet because the moisture will speed up the decaying process. Wait and rinse the cherries with cold water when you are ready to eat them.



👉🏼 Wine-cherry vegan cake by Grandma Sita


There are more than 1000 varieties of cherries! From Lamberts to Lapins to Rainers and Royal Anns, there are more than 500 varieties of sweet cherries and almost as many tart ones. But only a small percentage, only around 20%, are used in commercial production.

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