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Article: Understanding Cherry Sizes: A Guide to Blooms Cherries Sizes

Understanding Cherry Sizes: A Guide to Blooms Cherries Sizes

Understanding Cherry Sizes: A Guide to Blooms Cherries Sizes

Hello and welcome! You've just opened a box of our finest cherries, and we’re thrilled to guide you through the world of cherry sizing.

Historically, cherries were hand-packed in rows, and this method determined the size classification. Larger cherries, with their higher flesh-to-pit ratio, are often preferred for their juiciness and sweetness. Smaller cherries, while still delicious, are typically used for processing into juices or other products.

When you see terms like "9-row" or "11-row," these refer to how many cherries fit in a row inside a standard box. Simply put, a 9-row cherry is larger than an 11-row cherry. The smaller the number, the larger the cherry. Here's a quick breakdown:

  • 9 Row: Approximately 20.64 mm (75/64 inches)
  • 10 Row: Approximately 19.45 mm (67/64 inches)
  • 11 Row: Approximately 18.26 mm (61/64 inches)
  • 12 Row: Approximately 17.07 mm (54/64 inches)

By understanding these sizes, you can better appreciate the quality and variety in your box. Enjoy every juicy bite, knowing you have the best of nature’s bounty right at your fingertips!

Preserving Your Cherries

If you have read this far and haven't eaten all your cherries yet, please follow these steps to preserve your fresh Blooms Cherries. With proper care, they will stay firm and tasty for up to 10 days.

  1. Rinse With Fresh Water: Rinse your cherries in the clamshell they were shipped in. Adding a little moisture helps keep the stems green and supple.  It also helps prevent the cherries' skin from drying out.
  2. Store Them In The Clamshell: The clamshell allows the cherries to breathe, preventing anaerobic conditions that could lead to spoilage.
  3. Refrigerate Immediately: Place the cherries in the coldest part of your refrigerator as soon as possible. Your cherries are incredibly fresh, and keeping them cold will slow their metabolism and decomposition.