(KCBS) – An 8-row cherry is a lot bigger than a 12-row cherry. KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David explains it’s been the tradition to count how many cherries were lined up in row in packing boxes. So an 8-row cherry is more than an inch in diameter.
The quality of cherries is really based on the ripeness, maturity, and flavor, not size. But when you get a great big one and pop it in your mouth the explosion you get makes it seem a lot better than the smaller ones.
There’s a small cherry stand in Santa Clara called C.J. Olson Cherries that’s been around for over a hundred years and these are the best cherries I’ve had this year. They offer several packages. The Sweetheart Pleasure Pack is a 1 lb box full of cherries for $19.99. The Sweetheart Perfect Pack includes a 1.75 lb box of individually selected cherries that are packed in neat rows for $35. And these are just amazing!
– Narsai David, KCBS Food and Wine Editor
C.J. Olson Cherries
Phone: (800)-738-BING (2464)
Fax: (408) 736-1200
Historic Sunnyvale Stand
348 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.
(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)