The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus and ranges in type from sweet to sour. Cherries are small, fleshy, red fruits that contain a hard drupe, or seed, and are related to peaches, apricots, and plums. It is believed that the sweet cherry originated somewhere between the Black and Caspian Seas in Asia Minor around 70 BC and were introduced to the Western Hemisphere by the Romans in the first century A.D.,