- Sweet cherries - Hedelfingen , Vista, Viva, Vega, Vogue, Viscount and Van, and the Bing variety. Two new varieties Vandelay and Tehranivee were introduced in 1996.
- Sour cherries - Montmorency.
Raw sweet cherries: 1 cup (250 mL) contains 81 calories, and is a source of Vitamin C and potassium.
It's native to Asia and has been cultivated by many different people throughout the ages, from the ancient Romans and early Britons to the Chinese, Japanese and Persians.
Today, cherry trees are grown literally throughout the world.