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Tartarian cherries, left, Brooks cherries, top right, and Rainier cherries, bottom right.

What's hitting its peak in May? Cherries. Cherries are one of those foods that inspire a feeding frenzy on first sighting. When you spot the first cherries in the market, it's almost an automatic reaction that you're going to buy a whole bag and wolf them down. Often, though, you're better off waiting a little bit. Click here for details. Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times