National Cherries Jubilee Day

Five Food Finds about Cherries

  • The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy stone fruit.
  • The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus avium.
  • The name ‘cherry’, often as the compound term ‘cherry tree’, may also be applied to many other members of the genus Prunus, or to all members of the genus as a collective term.
  • The fruits of many of these are not cherries, and have other common names, including plum, apricot, peach, and others.
  • The name ‘cherry’ is also frequently used in reference to cherry blossom.

Today’s Food History

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1870 Georges Claude was born. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs. 1936 Jim Henson, puppeteer was born. Creator of the ‘Muppets’ – including Miss Piggy and the Cookie Monster.

1944 Rosa Lee Hawkins of the vocal group ‘The Dixie Cups’ was born.

1991 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) died. Writer and cartoonist. A few of his childrens books were ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish,’ ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!’ and ‘The Butter Battle Book’