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.