Serbia ranks seventh in the world in cherry production, while it is even in the third place in terms of exports of this fruit.
Cherry is a tree fruit which bears fruit in early spring and is considered to be the first fruit of the season, besides strawberries. It has small, dark-red fruits of tart flavour; it is extremely rich in nutrients and healthy. The cherry fruit contains small amounts of sugar, organic acids, tannins, pectins, minerals, vitamins C, A, E, B1, B2, B6 and carotene. It is rich in minerals and oligoelements.
The most common variety of cherry in Serbia is Oblačinska. Owing to its unique properties, the pits are easily detached, leaving a firm fruit. It has a remarkable taste and dark red skin and meat color, making it indispensable in many branches of the food industry.