The English Cherry is relatively short from the end of June to August
Freshly picked cherries are one of the highlights of an English summer. English cherries, their colours ranging from delicate pink-flushed gold through bright red to almost black, are in season for only about six weeks from the end of June.
Sadly they were in danger of disappearing completely as the number of trees had decreased rapidly over the last fifty years, due to competition from cheaper overseas cherries. There has been a resurgence in the last few years due to changes in the root stock which provide a greater yield.