The Irish Mail on Sunday
Fancy a bite of the cherry It’ll cost you €2 a pop…
EVERYBODY wants a bite of the cherry... but you’d need deep pockets to do so at Harrods in London which is selling them at a juicy £1.65, that’s €2, each.
A punnet weighing 294g and containing just 25 cherries, cost £41.16, or €50.55, at the upmarket store this week.
Industry sources said this was a ‘record’ price for early season cherries.
The year’s first cherries come in April from heated Spanish greenhouses. But the Harrods cherries are among the first of the year to be grown outdoors.
A store spokesman said: ‘We sell French Glamour Edoa a cherries from a producer in the Pyrenees with a limited number of trees.
‘Because they are so rare, they are expensive.’