Keep cherries cold and dry to slow spoilage. Remove bruised or moldy cherries, then refrigerate in a bag or container that allows air to circulate. Wash just before using. Plan to use within about a week.
For a longer storage, freeze pitted cherries on a tray, then package for the freezer. Use within 12 months.
Store canned cherries at room temperature for up to a year. Refrigerate after opening and use within a week. Dried cherries are best quality if used within 18 months.