- Since the 1930s, the UK has lost over 95 per cent of its cherry orchards. Most are now imported.
- The Roman general Lucullus is said to have committed suicide in 56BC when he realised he was running out of cherries.
- The world record for spitting a cherry pip is 93ft 6.5in, set by Rick Krause of Michigan in 2003.
- Turkey produces more cherries than any other country. The United States comes second.