Cherishing Cherries

Cherries (Prunus avium) share their genus with plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, and almonds. These plants are in the Rosaceae family, along with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, quinces, apples, pears, and ornamental trees and shrubs (such as roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns). Cherries are native to the temperate areas of eastern Asia Minor, in the fertile area between the Black and Caspian Seas, and were […]