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A bundle of facts about Cherry Trees, Chekhov, and his play The Cherry Orchard.

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Cherry trees are the most widely planted ornamental tree in the U.S.
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Cherry trees are the most widely planted ornamental tree in the U.S.

You can't pick your family...

You may not be able to pick your family but I think cherries got pretty lucky. Cherries are part of the rose family, and they are cousins to apples and pears.
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You may not be able to pick your family but I think cherries got pretty lucky. Cherries are part of the rose family, and they are cousins to apples and pears.

She loves me, she loves me not...

In their wild form, cherry blossoms have 5 petals.
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In their wild form, cherry blossoms have 5 petals.

How classy

Young trees have a shiny, smooth bark that resembles satin.
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Young trees have a shiny, smooth bark that resembles satin.

Got health?

Tart cherries have some of the highest amount of antioxidants found in fruits! Along with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron and Fiber!
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Tart cherries have some of the highest amount of antioxidants found in fruits! Along with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron and Fiber!

George did NOT chop down a cherry tree

Despite the fable that many children are told to learn about the importance of being truthful, this story is entirely false. It was created by Mason Locke Weems in The Life of Washington in 1809.
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Despite the fable that many children are told to learn about the importance of being truthful, this story is entirely false. It was created by Mason Locke Weems in The Life of Washington in 1809.

Pretty please... with a cherry on top?

A typical cherry tree produces around 7,000 cherries! That could make so many pies...
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A typical cherry tree produces around 7,000 cherries! That could make so many pies...

He did what!?

After The Seagull received poor reception from audiences in 1896, Chekhov swore he would no longer write for the theatre. Ironically, it became popular two years later after its performance at The Moscow Art Theater.
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After The Seagull received poor reception from audiences in 1896, Chekhov swore he would no longer write for the theatre. Ironically, it became popular two years later after its performance at The Moscow Art Theater.

"Literature was his mistress while medicine was his lawful wife"

Chekhov was primarily a physician! He studied medicine and became qualified in 1884. He often treated his patients for free. So, he lived off of the money he made from writing
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Chekhov was primarily a physician! He studied medicine and became qualified in 1884. He often treated his patients for free. So, he lived off of the money he made from writing

A bittersweet ending

The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's last play. He wrote it while he was in a steady decline from his chronic tuberculosis. He passed away a few months after it's premiere.
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The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's last play. He wrote it while he was in a steady decline from his chronic tuberculosis. He passed away a few months after it's premiere.

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