Cherries are currently one of the most beloved fruits by consumers. However, there is a concern about the presence of Chinese cherries or fake American cherries in the market. In order to avoid mistakenly buying Chinese cherries, it is important to understand their characteristics. This article provides information on the distinguishing features of Chinese cherries.
1 Characteristics of Chinese Cherries
Chinese cherries are smaller in size compared to other varieties. They come in inconsistent sizes, ranging from small to large. In contrast, other cherries such as American cherries and Australian cherries have consistent sizes and are plump with juice.
Chinese cherries can be recognized by their color. Most of them have a bright or pale red color, with smooth skin that feels soft and spongy when pressed. Additionally, the stems of Chinese cherries may not appear fresh due to exposure to normal temperature.
On the other hand, other cherries like American cherries have dark red or black color. When pressed, they feel firm and not soft or watery like Chinese cherries.
The most prominent characteristic of Chinese cherries is their sour taste. Most Chinese cherries have a sour or tart flavor. This is because the cherry varieties grown in China are primarily sour cherries. However, if Chinese cherries are not treated with excessive chemicals, they can be crispy and have a high sugar content.
The harvest season for Chinese cherries is from May to the end of August, which coincides with the harvest time for American cherries. Therefore, there is a higher probability of mistakenly buying Chinese cherries. It is advisable to purchase them from reputable stores or supermarkets.
2 How much do Chinese cherries cost?
Imported Chinese cherries are often priced very affordably due to the preferential policies they receive in our country. The average price range of Chinese cherries is VND 120,000 to VND 150,000 per kg.
In conclusion, this article provides useful and interesting information about the characteristics of Chinese cherries. It is hoped that this information will help consumers make informed choices when purchasing cherries.