The cherry is a fruit of the Prunus genus. There are two known types of cherries. These include species that come from Prunus avium (sweet or wild cherry) and Prunus cerasus (sour cherry).
These edible cherries are characterized by their tufts of smooth flowers and fruits. They are native to the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, with two species in America, three in Europe, and the rest in Asia.
Watering, fumigation, labor, and the tendency to be damaged by rain and hail make cherries relatively expensive, but the fruits are still high. The high season for cherries is the summer months. They are among the first ripe tree fruits in many parts of North America, while cherries are often associated with Christmas in Australia and New Zealand, as they peak in late December.
In the United States, most sweet cherries are grown in Washington, California, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Sour cherries are grown in Michigan, New York, Utah, and Washington.