Bright Red Sour Cherries, peachy-hued Rainier Cherries, or deep purple Dark Hudson Cherries—soon you'll be identifing cherry varieties with ease.
Photo: José Picayo
For a fleeting time, all those sweet cherries pile into roadside stands and farmers' markets. Some areas get them as early as May, but the rest of us have to wait until the heart of the season, from June to early August. What beautiful fruits they are—firm but surprisingly syrupy and juicy. Here we'll show you five cherry varieties as well as where we bought these bountiful beauties. Don't worry, we're also passing along a few scrumptious recipes, too.