Its flowers are the harbinger of spring. In Greek mythology, this fruit means birth and renewal. In China, its meaning is immortality.
Turkey’s province of Giresun took its name from the cherry fruit. Kerasus is the name of the cherry fruit in the Roman period. (Kerasus- Gerasus- Geresun- Giresun)
It can be consumed as fresh, compote, jam or canned. Also, It’s cooked in Giresun province under the name of ‘cherry salted roasting’.
Turkey is one of the countries where most of the cherry production.