California Cherry Season Is Short
Cherries are a small and delicate fruit and need to be handled with extreme care. The fruit starting to size up on the tree can still be damaged if there is heavy rain or wind. Extreme weather can cause the cherries to split or crack and that part of the crop is lost. The cherries dangle together in groups of 2 to 6 pieces of fruit and the wind can cause them to bang up against each other, causing bruising on the shoulders of the fruit, the area near the stem.