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Cherry Season – It’s cherry season! These beauties have just started to show up at farmers’ markets, so it’s time to enjoy them in pies, drinks and fresh eating. Make cherry scones or chocolate cherry bread with fresh cherries instead of dried. Whip up a cherry cobbler or cherry-coconut ice cream. If you want to grow cherries, you’ll need two different trees that pollinate one another. Choose varieties appropriate for your hardiness zone and required chill hours. For example, here in Los Angeles the most popular varieties are Minnie Royal and Royal Lee. They have to be planted together and they have a chill requirement of under 200 hours. Plant trees in winter while they are dormant and get ready for cherries next April through June. Find our favorite source for bare root fruit trees here.