February is National Cherry Month!
Most cherries grown in Wisconsin are tart cherries, as they are hardy enough to survive cold Wisconsin winters. They are seldom eaten fresh, but instead are used in pies and jams.
Tart cherries typically contributed $1.6 million to the Wisconsin economy annually.
There is almost 50 cherry orchards across Door County, making Wisconsin a leader in cherry production.
It takes 250 cherries to make a cherry pie.
There are 7,000 cherries on an average cherry tree.