Where did cherries originally come from?

Asked by Laura Waldal on November 15, 2021

Categories: Food and drink Desserts and baking

Rating: 4.9/5 (45 votes)

It is thought that sweet cherries originated in the region between the Black and the Caspian Seas. Cherry domestication dates to before recorded history. Cherries derive their name from the Turkish town of Cerasus. Turkey remains the largest cherry producing region in the_world.

Where do the best cherries come from? Theleading states in cherry production in the country are California, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. The US produces sweet and tart varieties of cherry.

Top Cherry Producing Countries.

Rank Country Production (in metric tons)
1 Turkey 480,748
2 United States 384,646
3 Iran 200,000
4 Italy 104,766

What state is famous for cherries? Washington, California and Oregon are the primary sweet cherry producing states, accounting for almost 90 percent of the quantity produced nationwide. The primary tart cherry producing state is Michigan, accounting for nearly 74 percent of tart cherry production (NASS, 2015).

Who produces the most cherries in the world? Turkey