Food - Drink
This Wisconsin County Once Produced 95% Of All Tart Cherries In The US
By KATHERINE BECK
When cherry trees are mature, they can produce 30 to 50 quarts of the fruit per year, although they rarely ‌give fruit until they are around four years old. Such was the case with one Wisconsin county that, after a rough and slow start, eventually produced 95% of all tart cherries in the United States.
If you enjoy cherries, you should add Door County, Wisconsin, to your travel bucket list. Door County, the left thumb of Wisconsin, is encircled on three sides by Lake Michigan and is well-known for its vineyards and cherry growers.
With 1 million cherry trees, Door County generated 95% of the tart cherries grown in the US in the 1950s. Today, the county, known as Cherryland, US, still has roughly 2,500 acres of land set aside for cherry trees.