Space cherries hit puberty early

It normally takes 8-10 years for a cherry tree grown from a seed to blossom. But some seeds that went to space aboard the ISS are producing trees that flower far, far earlier. One in as little as two years. Nobody knows why, or whether the effect actually has anything to do with the time the seeds spent in orbit.

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  1. Sure they hit puberty early, but how long does it take for the fruit to become overripe and pop?

    OK, that was lame. Someone please come up with the cherry-popping joke this is asking for, but one that doesn't suck.

  2. Please god, don't let anyone eat those cherries. A few hours later they will probably be writhing in pain, and then this thing will pop out of their chest. Doomed, we'll all be doomed.

  3. I hope all the cherries that went up there actually made it back down. I don't think you want to be known as the astronaut who lost his/her cherry in space!

  4. Space cherries hit puberty early

  5. *This is Major Tom to Tree Control
    My sapling's on the floor
    And it's flowering in a most peculiar way
    And the fruit looks very different today*

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