Tart Cherry Blossoms are Out in Full Bloom

May 13
reat news the tart cherry blossom are out in full bloom! Every year starting toward the end of April until mid-May the countless tart cherry trees in Northern Michigan shed their brown color and lifeless branches and burst into beautiful white and pink blossoms. As the warm spring weather pushes the cold of Old Man Winter from the hills, valleys and orchards of Northern Michigan, life begins to sprout from the countryside. Check out these photos of just a small row of Montmorency tart cherry trees. [caption id="attachment_3209" align="alignleft" width="300"]Montmorency Tart Cherries Montmorency Tart Cherry Trees[/caption]               [caption id="attachment_3210" align="alignleft" width="300"]Tart Cherry Trees Tart Cherry Trees in Northern Michigan[/caption]               Did you know that each blossom turns into an anti-oxidant rich tart cherry? That's right! Every blossom that is seen on a tree will turn into an individual cherry. That is an incredible thing Mother Nature does every year without any help from us. We just have to be good shepherds of her natural blessings that take good care of the land and trees. It is during this time, that bees play a vital role in the pollination of the orchards. It is the responsibility of these little helpers that create the cross-pollination of the trees. From tree to tree, the bees will cross-pollinate the blossom. Check out this quick infographic on the facts about tart cherry trees. How the cherries are grown and discover the secrets of each season of the cherry. [caption id="attachment_3120" align="alignleft" width="341"]Learn how cherry juice is made from the four seasons of the tart cherry Learn how cherry juice is made from the four seasons of the tart cherry[/caption]

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