Now this is HOW to pick cherries...
Hold the cherry stalk close to the bud between your thumb & forefinger
TWIST the cherry stalk away from the bud
(cherries with stalks on keep longer)
Place cherries in bucket gently to avoid bruising
This is how NOT to pick cherries
PLEASE do not BREAK the bud off the tree
A broken bud can never grow cherries again...
If you see a bare branch, this is where someone has previously picked off all the buds
If we see many leaves on the ground, we know you are not picking properly, and we may ask you to leave the orchard!
PLEASE tell your friends "Don't pick the buds!"