Here at Payson Fruit Growers we offer a variety of cherries. All our cherries are Montmorency (tart) cherries. Montmorency cherries are the most popular sour or tart cherries in America. Almost everyone has eaten them at one time or another, as they are the fruit of the famous cherry pie. These cherries are grown in Utah where the dry hot days and cool summer nights help the cherries to fill with delicious natural sugar.
- Sweetened dried cherries
- Unsweetened dried cherries
- Chocolate covered dried cherries
- Yogurt covered dried cherries
- Tart cherry juice concentrate
- Organic dried cherries
Once the cherries arrive from the orchard, we carefully clean pit and inspect the cherries before preparing the fruit to be dried. The drying process is one which helps preserve the natural color and flavor of the cherries while removing just the right amount of moisture so the fruit will taste tart yet sweet and dried but still moist. In order to reduce the tart flavor we add a little sugar to these cherries. Unlike some cherries sold, we never sweeten the cherries with high fructose corn syrup, which can over sweeten the cherries.
Care is given to ensure that they are not over dried, which results in hard fruit. Preferred by people watching their calorie intake, these are a great option to enjoy healthier foods that still taste great. These are delicious in salads, in cereal, or even plain. Take a step to a healthier you and buy unsweetened dried cherries today!
Many people every year enjoy the taste of chocolate. We combined one of America's favorite treats with cherries to produce a snack that is almost irresistible. Our customers tell us they enjoy adding these to cookies instead of chocolate chips. Sneak these into your children's lunch as a dessert that is loved by them, and you can feel good about giving them.
Similar to our chocolate cherries we take sweetened dried tart cherries and add a layer of yogurt to them for a variation of flavor. Giving the sweet taste of yogurt to a tart cherry makes these a sweet and sour snack that is great for any occasion. Perfect for road trips when candy is the norm, these will help make road trips a healthier and funnier time. Beware of letting them sit in direct sunlight as the yogurt coating can melt.
Within the last few years cherry juice has grown to be one of Americas' favorite flavors. Popularity of the drink as an after workout refreshment has increased among the health conscious, and many people claim that it helps with various alignments. Tart cherry juice has not been evaluated by the FDA as a cure for any medical conditions, and we do not claim it can treat or cure any diseases, however, if you want to enjoy cherries all the time this is the way to go.
With the equivalent of approximately 70 cherries per tablespoon this is a power packed way to receive the antioxidants and nutrients cherries contain. Great plain, with ice cream, as a punch or even in a smoothie, having tart cherry juice concentrate on hand is never a mistake.
As people have moved towards a great consciousness of health, we have too. We are proud to announce that we carry 100% USDA certified organic cherries. Grown with great care, these cherries are only treated with environmentally friendly fertilizers and protection. During the processing and drying stage, we take special care to ensure that we do not compromise the organic nature of the cherries. This means you can enjoy a healthy and environmentally responsible organic fruit!
We offer much more then just cherry products. In fact we carry a full line of dried fruit products. From Blueberries to cranberries and even strawberries, we sell the most popular types of dried fruit. So expand your horizons and buy dried fruit today.