Scotty Brand cherries are a variety called Sweetheart which produces large, sweet and crunchy fruit. The growers studied cherry cultivation in Italy and the Netherlands before planting the orchard in 2012 and they now have just over 4 hectares of dwarf trees. The Scottish cherry season is short (and sweet!), starting in the second half of July and lasting for about a month.
Our cherries are grown in Perthshire, in one of Scotland’s first cherry orchards, by Rowan and Jennifer Marshall, a fourth generation farming family.
Available in selected Asda stores in Scotland.
Typical Values per 100g: Energy 264kJ/63kcal; Fat 0.2g; of which saturates trace; carbohydrates 16g; of which sugars 12.8g; fibre 2.1g; protein 1.1g; salt trace.
If you eat around 14 cherries, you have achieved one of your five-a-day. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and are a source of anti-oxidants, which may reduce inflammation and some say they aid recovery after exercise.