We are often asked why the cherry season is so short. Most cherry varieties ripen and are harvested within three to five days. On our orchards, we grow about 20 different varieties. Some ripen early and others later and this is why we can have a cherry season in Australia of about five to six weeks.
There are also slight characteristic differences between the different cherry varieties which can be colour, shape, firmness and flavour. Some of the more popular cherry varieties are Rons, Van, Lapins, Bings, Simone plus many more. As they all ripen at different stages over this period we can end up having a longer cherry season than would normally be expected if only one variety of cherries were grown.