Choose plump cherries with a smooth, shiny skin, and their stems intact.
Cherries can be stored in the fridge but avoid placing them near foods with strong odours, which the cherries may otherwise absorb. To fully enjoy their flavour, cherries should be left for at least 30 minutes at room temperature before washing and eating.
Freezing is a great way to store cherries. To prevent them from clumping together, freeze them first on a tray for 1 hour before transferring into a freezer bag. If possible, don’t thaw them completely when using, so that they will keep their texture.
up to 6 months
Good to know!
Bananas, apples and pears produce ethylene gas which causes other fruits to ripen. You may want to store your cherries near these fruits to ripen them faster but store separately once ripe so that they last longer.