Hands holding Jerte Picota cherries.

The Picota harvest in the Jerte Valley will be delayed by several weeks due to cooler temperatures during the growing season. The Jerte Valley, in the Extremadura region, is one of Spain’s major cherry growing areas with the Picota enjoying a huge popularity in the UK.

Despite the delay, the ripening of the fruit has fared well, and farmers are anticipating a considerable crop. Forecast reports for this year’s Jerte Picota Cherries are “very optimistic”.

Jerte Picota Cherries are usually available from the end of June until the beginning of August in the UK, but they are expected to arrive in stores from the beginning of July this year.

A 100% natural product, Jerte Picota Cherries are only for available six weeks each year as they follow a seasonal cycle and are hand-picked at exactly the right time. These delicious cherries, grown and harvested with no additives or preservatives, are the perfect healthy snack this summer.

Jerte Picota will make an official announcement when the cherries are available in UK stores (Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi). Follow @PicotaCherries on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates on their arrival.

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