Door County Cherries

2015 Cherry Orchard Pruning in Door County, WI
2015 Orchard Pruning in Door County, WI

Spring 2015 Cherry Blossom Update

Warm weather has finally arrived in Door County and it feels like spring is here. The additional sunlight will bear healthier fruit buds. All the Cherry growers are preparing their orchards with pruning and fertilizing for the upcoming blooms. Thankfully this winter wasn't nearly as harsh as the winter before, however the end of the winter saw less snowfall and more moisture is needed for an optimal cherry crop. We expect the cherry blossoms to be in full bloom at the end of May (May 20th May 30th) barring any spring frosts so start planning your trip to Door County now!

5/13/2015 The cherry orchards in the Southern Door County and Brussels area are now in full bloom! Next up is Sturgeon Bay and Northern Door County. Plan some time to come up and visit the beautiful blooms, eat at some delicious restaurants, and enjoy shopping at the Door County boutiques.

Door County Cherry Harvest Expectation

The cherry harvest is typically 60 days after full bloom, but this can vary depending on where you are on the peninsula. Our Door County cherry growers are also busy planting one-year-old trees at this time of year and we expect them to be in production within 7 to 8 years from now.

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Take in blossom time, which happens in late Spring - a photographer's delight. Or how about a visit during our late Summer harvest, when a stop at one of our many roadside markets is a must on any visitor's to-do list.

Keep in mind that blossom and harvest times depend very much on the weather and location within the county. We suggest that you contact the Door County Visitor Bureau at (920) 743-4456 for an up to the minute report.

Door County Cherries and Cherry Picking

Cherries are picked and processed right here in Door County to ensure the freshest product possible. Come to a farm market or roadside stand to pick cherries, or buy them ready-picked. One little known fact is that delicious Wisconsin cherries are available year-round in Door County. Most farm markets and processing plants keep supplies of fresh cherries on hand throughout the harvest season. Many also offer year-round availability of canned, dried and frozen cherries as well as cherry juice, jellies, jams and sauces, baked goods and wines.

Cherry Health and Recipes

Nicknamed "America's Super Fruit," cherries are a delicious way to reap the health-promoting properties of antioxidants. Health and nutrition experts say to look no further than fruits grown in American soil for health and wellness benefits.