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Door County's cooler spring months and unique soil composition make it an ideal spot for growing cherries. Early farmers in the county observed this and developed some of the earliest and largest fruit orchards in the state. Some of the biggest names in the county—such as Seaquist, Lautenbach and Zettel—got their start with a modest grove of cherry trees, eventually making words "Door County" synonymous with "cherries."
Cherries are currently in stage 6 and should be available for picking until the first week in August.
Visit the Door County Winter Seasonal for getaway inspiration.
Among the humble cherry's many virtues, its versatility in cooking may be one of its best. Check out this collection of our favorite cherry-infused culinary delights for pleasing your dinner guests or putting your cherry haul to good use.
If you just can't wait for your trip to see Door County's plethora of cherries, our many videos exploring the region's favorite fruit can help sate you. From historical perspectives and cultural significance to 360º tours and fantastic bird's-eye views of our glorious orchards, we've got your cherry curiosity covered.
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