Historically it is believed that the cherry came from between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and spread through Europe and Asia by migrating birds.
Later, in Ancient Age, the Roman Empire was who spread this fruit between different regions, mainly those nearer. It is because of this that nowadays Turkey and Europe are the main cherry producers worldwide.
The European cherry comes mainly from Spain, who is the largest cherry and picota cherry producer in all of Europe, and at the same time the main exporter of this fruit according to FAO.
To this effect, the main picota cherry producer is found in el Valle del Jerte, with them being the only producers of this exquisite fruit that can only be found in the Spanish region of Extremadura and, which thanks to its traditional cultivation makes its quality the added value to this European product that reaches all the corners of the earth.