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national_cherry_month_collage.jpgCherry Facts

The English colonists brought cherries to North America in the 1600’s.

On average, there are about 44 cherries in one pound.

In an average crop year, a sweet cherry tree will produce 800 cherries.

The United States is the third-largest producer of cherries in the world.

U.S. sweet cherry production in 2012 totaled 424,000 tons valued at more than $843.3 million.

The primary tart cherry producing state is generally Michigan.