Wendy Cutler broke the good news that “The ‘Whitcomb’ cherries are OPEN in the West End and they’re looking excellent. These are spring cherry blossoms. They were open around this time last year, and that turned out to be a late-blooming year. We really can’t predict what the timing will be later in the season based on the blooming time of these early ones.”

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Whitcomb cherry blossoms in Vancouver's West End.

Whitcomb cherry blossoms in Vancouver’s West End (Photo: Wendy Cutler)