Just like that, the cherry blossoms are here! While we aren't in full bloom just yet, there are many areas that are starting to pop!
Sweet cherries are usually the first type to flower, but everything depends on the variety of the trees. Nikki Rothwell District Horticulturalist at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station, in Leelanau County, reports that she is seeing anywhere from 10-60% bloom on the farm (just south of Suttons Bay). And in southern Leelanau county sweets are full of flowers!
(Photo: Kim Schneider | Location: Leelanau County)
A little further east, in Antrim county, the sweet cherries are ready to put on a show. Look on US31 between Traverse City and Elk Rapids.
As long as the weather continues to stay warm, we should start seeing the tart cherries bloom by this weekend.
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