A tough year for cherries

A tough year for cherries

CENTRAL LAKE — Spring came early to Antrim County this year. 

After a light winter, with record low snowfall, spring arrived before the calendar said so, with warm temperatures, bright sunshine, and very little precipitation during most of March. 

Bad news for fruit growers. 

Because, sure enough, the temperatures dropped in April, when many cherry trees had already developed enough to be in a critical bud stage. The thermometer fell to 27 degrees, or even colder in some areas, for several nights in a row, again and again, into the month of May. 

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