Jerte Picota Cherries are in UK stores very soon!

Get ready for Jerte Picotas, the delicious Spanish cherries which will be in UK stores very soon. The Jerte Cherry Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Board recently announced that they will arrive in the UK on the 20th June, which is only a few days away!

Jerte Picota Cherries are the ultimate summer fruit this year, especially since they arrive in the UK so close to the Summer Solstice (21st June). However, they will only be around until approximately the first week of August due to their natural harvest, so don’t miss out on buying a few punnets (weekly!) for that burst of delicious sweetness.

Jerte Picota Cherries are the main variety of cherry that are grown in the Jerte Valley in Spain. They are produced in a natural, traditional way without any extra additives which gives them a deliciously unique flavour and a high vitamin content. After careful selection, only the best cherries are chosen and hand-picked one-by-one into chestnut baskets for consumers.

Jerte Picota Cherries are a PDO product which means they have to be produced in a certain region, in this case the Jerte Valley which lies South-West of Madrid in the Cáceres region. This guarantees a high-quality product and protects the consumers and producers.

With their unique flavour and juiciness, they are the perfect cherry to put in your desserts, cakes, main courses and starters. They are even better eaten by themselves whilst lying in the summer sun.

Get excited for those stalkless tasty cherries in local superstores from the 20th June! They’ll be easy to spot – just look for the red and yellow PDO logo that accompanies each punnet of cherries. The countdown has begun!

Enjoy Jerte Picota Cherry Scones

Summer is just around the corner, which also means the Jerte Picota cherry season is very close! Try this delicious scone recipe using Jerte Picota cherries, perfect for entertaining guests in the afternoon sun or on a rainy day.

Ingredients:

*Makes 10

  • 450g self -raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g cold butter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 284 ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g Jerte Picota cherries, pitted and chopped
  • clotted cream and cherry jam, to serve

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Place the flour, pinch of salt, bicarbonate of soda and butter into a bowl and rub in with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then mix in the sugar.
  3. Next, mix in the buttermilk, milk, vanilla extract and Jerte Picota cherries until you create a soft dough. Then press out the dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 3cm thick and cut out with 5cm cutters.
  4. Finally, transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet and brush over the dough shapes with a splash of milk. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and well risen.
  5. Serve with clotted cream and cherry jam.

Enjoy their taste for a sweet summer!

The Wait is Over – Jerte Picota Cherries Arrive in Less Than a Month

At this very moment, the Jerte Valley in Spain is alive, with different varieties of cherries appearing on the trees and some even ready to eat! It is that time of year to give your baking kit and picnic hampers a dust off because the Jerte Cherry Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Board has just announced that the delicious and divine Jerte Picota Cherries will arrive in UK stores around 20th June – this is less than a month away!

Over the past months, the Jerte Valley has enjoyed a beautiful transformation from the spring pink blossom to the deep red cherries and green trees. The first variety, the Navalinda Cherry, was certified by the Jerte Cherry Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Board on 19th May and will now appear in the Spanish markets. This means the other cherries will soon follow suit.

The Jerte Cherry Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Board is an entity that works to promote and certify the origin and quality of protected products. Its main objectives are to distribute the corporate image of the Protected Designation of Origin Jerte Cherry, as well as promote the cultivation and commercialization of high quality cherries.

In the Jerte Valley, the cherries are grown in a natural, traditional way and without any additives, which gives them a unique flavor and a very high content in vitamins. After a careful selection at the foot of a tree, according to strict quality control, only the best are identified with the status of the Protected Designation of Origin Jerte Cherry.

There are many different types of cherry, but the main variety in the Jerte Valley is the stalkless cherry called the Jerte Picota, which arrives in the UK around 20th June, and will be in store until approximately the first week of August (depending on how fast they are eaten!). This variety is unique with its peaked shape and the fact that it is sold instore without a stalk. Their P.D.O. status guarantees maximum quality that always accompanies them and shows that the fruit has been produced under rigorous quality controlled procedures.

The highest quality guaranteed by the P.D.O. status makes the Jerte Picota Cherry very easy to find in any supermarket thanks to the bright round logo that accompanies each box of cherries from the Jerte Valley.

Your favourite, juicy Jerte Picota Cherries will be coming soon to a supermarket near you. Not long to go now!

Jerte Picota Cherries PDO – The only cherry to eat this summer

Get ready for the most highly anticipated Cherry season this summer! In about 4 weeks, Jerte Picota Cherries will finally be available in UK stores once again. These cherries are one of the most authentic and high quality fruits around the world due to the environment and careful conditions in which they are grown making them available for only six weeks of the year and therefore highly sought after.

Jerte Picota Cherries are the super food to eat this summer. They have many health benefits, which makes them all the more enticing. These fruity treasures are filled with 8 vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They also have plenty of antioxidants to keep bones strong and skin vibrant. With colours ranging from shades of red to purple, Jerte Picota Cherries have an alluring and organic look with an exquisite taste. They are truly a super fruit which will make your day wherever you are.

They truly are a special cherry which is why they are a PDO protected fruit. The PDO status means that they can only be grown in the area of origin, the Jerte Valley in the Extremadura region west of Madrid, Spain. It is also an EU regulation that guarantees the quality of the product and protects the producers as well as the consumers.

Jerte Picota Cherries are sweet and perfectly ripe. The best thing about these cherries is that they are sold stalkless. The cherry will come away from its stalk when it is naturally ripe and ready. With a short natural season, it is important to look out for those stalkless gems when they hit the supermarkets to make the most of the Jerte Picota Cherries. They have a delicious and juicy crunch, which is very noticeable when eating them. Their flavour makes it hard to resist not putting them on summer shopping lists!