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Good cherries in April? Yes, indeed!

April 30, 2010 | 10:25 am

"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season; surprise, because cherries usually have not shown up at the market until a bit later, in early May; and skepticism that such early fruit could taste good. But it can. Read more about this new, early variety in David Karp's weekly Market Watch report:

Photo: A closer look at Sequoia, a new brand of three cherry varieties. Credit: David Karp / For the Times