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Cherry Trees

Prunus avium (sweet cherries) & Prunus cerasus (sour cherries), belong to the rose family and are closely related to peaches, plums, and apricots. Cherries are fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free. They are antioxidant rich and help boost the immune system. The cherry is a great source of vitamin C but also contains vitamin A, calcium, protein, and iron. The word “cherry” was derived from the Turkish city of Cerasus. The state of Michigan boasts a whopping 4 million sour cherry trees, taking up 35,000 acres that produce around 75% of tart cherries for the United States. The state of Michigan also hosts an annual festival called the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City and is ranked among the top 10 festivals in the United States.

The cherry tree is legendary throughout the world for its beautiful display of early Spring blossoms and the delightful flavors of its abundant, attractive fruit. In Japan, the cherry tree symbolizes purity and the timeless bliss which gives rise to outdoor celebrations. These celebrations are spring traditions from Asia to Italy to France to New England to Washington. This beautifully delicious little fruit is worth celebrating, not to mention worth 100's of millions of dollars to the economies of the aforementioned regions. So, without further ado, let Willis Orchard Company introduce you to a few of the top varieties of Cherry Trees for your home orchard.

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Sweet Cherry Trees

Low Chill Cherries

Tart Cherry Trees