How would you dry a cherry tree after the rain?

If cherry trees get too wet when the fruit is almost ready to be picked, the fruit can split, rending the cherries worthless to the farmer. How to solve this problem?

Believe it or not, a lost of cherry farmers use helicopters to hover over each cherry tree in turn to dry it off.

If you think about it, this makes complete sense.

The helicopter acts as a HUGE FAN directly over the cherry tree. In just a few seconds the tree is dry and the helicopter can move on to the next tree. This saves the fruit from getting too wet and splitting.

It sounds crazy but it is worth a farmer paying a helicopter pilot to do this to preserve the precious cherries.

Issue 8 is all about Fruit and Veg and Includes

A Fruit word-search

What’s the difference between fruit & veg?

Where do fruit & veg grow?

Is a coconut a fruit or a veg?

Think about farmers, droughts and floods, and how far your fruit & veg has travelled to be on your plate

Which fruit & veg can I grow at home?

Rita & Heidi talk about pizza

What does ‘seasonal’ mean?

The Fox and the Grapes (from Aesops Fables)

The watermelon quiz

The largest veg in the world!

Make your own fruit juice

The riddle of the Oxford Orange

Why is it so important to eat Fruit & Veg?


The vegetable wordsearch

Are mushrooms fruit or veg?

Quick Quiz

Find out more

Being a vegetarian


Closing ideas and questions to think about

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