PGI Cerezas de la Montaña de Alicantegrow in a mild Mediterranean microclimate with high rainfall, cold temperatures in winter and mild temperatures in spring, many hours of sunshine and above-average limestone soil. Nature helps the cultivation of this exceptional cherry, to which the climate, water and soil of the territory confer precocity and whose average annual production ranges between 1.5 and 4 million kg.
Introduced by the Romans and developed in the Arab period, the cherry season runs from mid-April to the end of July. The predominant varieties are Burlat, as an early variety, and Stark Hardy Geant, as a mid-season variety.
The production area is located in the north of the province of Alicante and the south of the province of Valencia and includes the municipalities of Vall de Gallinera, Planes, Benimarfull, Vall d’Alcalá, Almudaina, Vall d’Ebo, Ibi, Alcoy, Jijona, Muro de Alcoy and Villena in Alicante and Ontinyent and Bocairent in Valencia.