Did you know that February is National Cherry Month? Some say that the month is dedicated to cherries because of George Washington’s birthday and his lifelong association with cherries. Others say it’s a time to kick off the publicity for the cherry festivals that begin throughout the country in late March and April and continue throughout the summer. Or cherries might even be associated with February because of Valentine’s Day and the tasty chocolate-covered cherries often given as a gift.

Whatever the reason, here are 10 things you might not know about cherries:

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Yes, We Grow That! Specialty Crops Grown in Wisconsin1. A 1/2 cup of dried tart cherries will give you 50% of your daily vitamin A.

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