Originally from the Jerte Valley, north of Extremadura (Spain), picota cherries have been traditionally cultivated since the 17th century among mountains over 200 meters high, in fertile lands, irrigated by streams of crystal clear waters and breathing pure air.
Each year, in keeping with tradition, these picota cherries are picked individually by hand and with chestnut baskets, for future packaging and distribution to the final consumer throughout Europe.
Unlike conventional cherries, European Jerte Valley picota cherries are characterised by being the only variety that falls off the stalk naturally. In addition, this fruit has a superior quality, a crunchy texture and a unique sweetness. Moreover, picota cherries have a longer shelf life (more than two weeks when refrigerated) although they are smaller than the other cherry varieties.
Being certified according to the PDO denomination, they are always accompanied by their logo so that they can be distinguished from fakes or cherries that have been manually trimmed.
Information source: https://cerezadeljerte.org/la-picota-del-jerte/