Cherries and Climate Change

All cherries are part of the Plant Family Rosaceae which is made up of mainly fruits with pits, for example Peaches, Apricots, and Plums. There are several types of cherries, but there are two that are more well known, The Wild Cherry and The Sour Cherry. Cherries like a cold climate to grow in but most sweet varieties prefer hot dry summers and not as cold winters. With the climate getting warmer, it is getting tougher to grow cherries and most cherry farmers can’t grow as much cherries as they used to. 

Prepared by Hudson