Cultivating cherries requires particular conditions, all found near the village of Jish at the foot of Mount Meron. Firstly, cherries thrive in well-drained, fertile soils, which are abundant in this region due to the mountainous topography and the organic matter contributed by the surrounding forests. The trees also require a significant amount of chill hours during winter, with temperatures between 32°F and 45°F (0°C and seven °C), to ensure a good yield in the spring; Mount Meron's altitude provides this cooler climate. Winters in the area are typically wet, which cherries need for proper growth and development, while the summers are dry, which is also beneficial as it helps prevent fungal diseases. Finally, while cherries need total sun exposure, the moderate temperatures provided by Mount Meron's elevation shield them from extreme heat, ensuring they grow healthy and flavorful.