Sweet summer cherries have arrived on the North Fork and are available at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue.
And fruit lovers will be able to pick their own cherries beginning Saturday, June 28.
The fruit lasts until all the cherries are picked or until heavy rainfall causes them to split, according to farm owner Tom Wickham. The total picking season lasts only about two weeks, he said.
“We have a beautiful crop this year,” he said. “They’re sweet and nice and surprisingly big despite having a large crop.”
The U-pick fee is $9 a quart. Bags, backpacks and strollers are not allowed in the U-pick area. The farm provides the container and cherries must be picked with the stems attached.
The farm offers both tart cherries for baking and sweet cherries for eating.
An acre and a half U-pick cherry grove is located right behind the Main Road farmstand.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is located at 28700 Main Road in Cutchogue. It is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sundays.