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Sour Cherry

Sour Cherry( Morello Cherry ) ( Prunus Cerasus );

Morello Cherry ( Sour Cherry ) trees not like Cherry trees  they are 2-10 meter high and browse of morello cherry trees pitch to downward. S.Cherry trees start to grow up her fruits -5 years old until 20 -25 years old. And S.cherry trees lives until 40 years old .Morello cherry trees  resistant to cold weather than Cherry . Sour Cherry buds lives until -2,4 0C but flowers of Sour Cherry frozen at -2 0C But Sour Cherry trees strong enough until -400C. Thats the main reason you can easily grown up morello cherry in many different climate conditions especially in Anatolia and Europe .

As we repeated many times because Anatolia passower last ICE AGE  1/ 3 of total plant type ( which is 3000-4000 of  different 12.000 plants  )  is ENDEMIC which means that many many Sour Cherry types is ENDEMIC and only grown in Anatolia .

As result ; taste and colour of sour cherry of Anatolia is different from rest of the world



Morello Cherry ( Sour Cherry ) is the member of  Rosaceae  ( Rose family )  motherland is  North Anatolia Mountains which start from Istanbul to the Hazar Sea . Scientifically proven that first grown in Nort Anatolia Mountains and than step by step  bring to Roma and Europe . Because of that reason Latin Name given from the name of one of the Oldest Bzyantinium City  “ Kerasun “ ( which today known as “ Giresun” in Turkish language ) names of Morello Cherry comes from Turkish City Giresun  which is Prunus  Cerasus

As we repeated many times because Anatolia passower last ICE AGE  1/ 3 of total plant type  of  Anatolia is ENDEMIC( which is 3000-4000 of  different 12.000 plants  )  which means that many many Sour Cherry types is ENDEMIC and only grown in Anatolia .

Sour Cherry (  Morello Cherry ) ( Prunus Cerasus)


Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Vitamin A 1988IU 40%
Vitamin C 15.5mg 26%
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin K 3.3mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.0mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 4%
Niacin 0.6mg 3%
Vitamin B 60.1mg 3%
Folate 12.4mcg 3%
Pantothenic Acid 0.2mg 2%
Choline 9.5mg


Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Calcium 24.8mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Magnesium 13.9mg 3%
Phosphorus 23.2mg 2%
Potassium 268mg 8%
Sodium 4.7mg 0%
Zinc 0.2mg 1%
Copper 0.2mg 8%
Manganese 0.2mg 9%


Fats & Fatty Acids

Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids 68.2mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids 71.3mg



Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Alcohol 0.0g
Water 134g
Ash 0.6g
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg


Calorie Information

Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Calories 77.5(324 kJ) 4%
From Carbohydrate 68.4(286 kJ)
From Fat 3.9(16.3 kJ)
From Protein 5.2(21.8 kJ)
From Alcohol 0.0(0.0 kJ)




Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Total Carbohydrate 18.9g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 13.2g


Protein & Amino Acids

Amounts Per 1 cup ( 155 gr Sour Cherry ) %DV
Protein 1.6g 3%


One of the important gifts of the nature is sour cherry ( prunus cerasus ) just like other uniq gifts ( “Olive –Olea Europea”, “ Fig-Ficus Carica “ ) comes from Anatolia and Aegean Spirit Inc happy to share Nature’s  gift with you .

Amazing health benefits of sour cherry shared below with you ;

  • Anitoxidant Benefits ;


If we carefully check nutritional data of sour cherry( prunus cerasus ) we saw that 155 gr ( almost one cup-Daily Used amunt ) sour cherry contains 15,5 mg Vitamin C which is the “ grandfather “ of all wellknown natural antioxidant . Main reason of antioxidant power of S.Cherry comes from Vit C . Another important reason of antioxidant power comes from anthocyanin and cyanidin which gives  red colour of Sour Cherry and cherry  which their pain resistance higher than aspirin .And scientific studies shows that those type of antioxidants have potential to decrease cardiovascular or chronic diseases related with arthrits ,gouts and inflammation of human body


Anthocyanin and cyanidins antioxidant power is not only fort to effect to stop inflammation or pain But also effective to inhibit tumor and growth of human colon cancer cells.


  • Help to protect heart and prevent heart storekes


Sour Cherry’s one of the other important benefits for our heart protection from strokes Scientific studies at Universty of Michigan shows that Sour Cherry ( Prunus Cerasus ) activate PPAR’s (Peroxisome Proliferator Activating Receptors) in many of humanbody cells.PPAR’s regulate gens in fats and glucose and result is reducing cardiovascular disease .


  • Benefit of sour cherry for EYE ‘s ;

Sour Cherry one of the important Vitamin A source in Nature  which 155 gr Sour Cherry contains 1988 IU which is almost %40 of Daily Consumption of  adult human. And today all we know that Vitamin  A one of the best “ eye protector” by effecting treatment of dry ey syndrome. And together  with other antioxidant vitamin Vitamin A helps to decrease macular degeneration. S.Cherry fighting with free radicals with her antioxidant vitamins & Vitamin A and result they decrease macular degredaion and glaucome occuring .

  • Cherry Benefits for treatment of Gout Disease ;


Sour Cherry effecting urine production and digestion and result is decrease in gout disease .And many research shows that s.cherry treatment is 35% decrease gout attacks and combination of s.cherry treatment with gut disease medicines such as allpurinol use gout attacks %75 lower . So that kind of scientific studies shows that s.cherry(prunus cerasus ) good for gout disease .




  • Cherry Benefits for inflammation ;


Manganese is one of the best solution for sprains& inflammation in the body Which doing this by effecting increasing superoxide dismutase ( SOD) .And from Nutritional data we observe that 155 gr s.cherry consumption gives us 0,2 mg ( aproximate ) Manganese which is almost 9% of daily necessities . And this reach enough Sour-colorful  Manganese source delcious solution for our inflammation

  • Digestive benefits of S. Cherry :


Diatery fibers effecting bowel movements simply by bulking up stools and making them easier to pass . We know that daily consumption of just one cup ( 155 gr ) Sour Cherry will give us 2,5 gr dietery fiber which is 10% of adult’s consumpiton . And consumption this daily amount will reduce risk of diverticulitis gallstones,kidneystones ,hemorrhoids.


  • Benefit of Potassium in S.Cherry ;


Potassium is an important element / ion / mineral for human body cells. Na+ K+ pomp in our body cells is our energy surces and if it is not occurs human body will stop . Sour Cherry ( Prunus Cerasus ) is rich for potassium and 155 gr Sour Cherry contains almost 268 mg potassium which is 8% of adults daily necessities.Potassium reduce risk of hypertansion & high blood pressure,reduce muscle cramping and improve muscle strength.

  • Benefits of Melatonin in Sour Cherry ;


Melatonin is a pythochemical hormone which produces by pineal gland ( small gland in human brain it helps and controls sleep-wake up circle of human .Sour cherry contains high level pythochemicals such like melatonin and just by consuming delicius sour cherry juice we will sleep better

Sour Cherry( Morello Cherry ) ( Prunus Cerasus );

Harvesting :

Sour Cherry collected from small Sour Cherry tree’s by workers one by one . And small saddle or small plastic boxes used to bring Sour Cherry

Processing :

Processing of fresfh Sour Cherry depends on her usage purpose .If yu want to use in patiserry as Morello Cherry you will make frozen . And if you want to use in winter time as a tea or Shrup you must dry .

Drying :

Driying done under sunlight or in the dark rooms  . And type of drying define quality of sour cherry . In east anatolia drying done in the Closed dark  rooms and resulted dried sur cherry consumed in thea cup

Sour Cherry Arboriculture ;

Climate Conditions ;

Sour Cherry ( Prunus Cerasus ) can grown up almost  all climate conditions  and with that charectersitics they separeted from Cherry . Flower gemma frozen at ( – 2.4 0C ) but Flowers Frozen at ( -2 0C  ) . Sour Cherry wooden part resist until ( -40 0 C ) . Sour Cherry resist low tempareture more than Cherry .

During  flowering and fruit formation rainy climate not preferred

Land Conditins ;

As explained before ,Sour Cherry ( Purunus Cerasus) accept poor earth land . Dry ,sandy and limy ( calcerous) earth land is suitable for her .


Pollination ;

In Turkiye There are two main types of Sour Cherry and they are pollunitaed themselves and they ndont need “male” tre efor pollination which they are “ Kütahya “  and “ Montmerency”


Garden design 

As we  explanied above Sour Cherry dont need “ male” tree for pollunination ( fertizilization ) But it will be beter if we choose 3-4 different type of Sour Cherry grown up .Because of market requirement and other reaosons .