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ksia



Joined: 17 May 2006
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Location: Mayenne, France
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 6:01 am    Post subject: Cherries all over  Reply with quote    

We've got two old trees and this is our best year ever for cherries. Like bunches of grapes in places.

Wine, jam, brandy ..... we might even eat some.

How have other people done on their cherry harvest?

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our baby tree gave us a very acceptable bowlful

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the wild/roadside cherries are a few days off ready here at the moment. Hoping to get out to pick this week for preserves.

T.G



Joined: 13 Sep 2009
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Location: Somewhere you're not
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not at all well this year, has been pretty poor for two seasons now

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wonderfully. Best year yet.

This is the first year my Merton Glory tree has produced, and the cherries are fantastic. What is even better is, because they aren't a bright red type of cherry, the birds don't realise they are ripe until it is too late and I have eaten them!

loopy



Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

birds have stripped our tree...v disappointed

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
the birds don't realise they are ripe until it is too late and I have eaten them!


That must be particularly satisfying
A.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

loopy wrote:
birds have stripped our tree...v disappointed



A.

Duckhead



Joined: 24 Oct 2009
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Location: Up the hill, Italy
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

we have a thicket of wild cherry trees. They are looking quite good again this year. We had thought about moving them, to make them easier to pick, but have decided to be grateful as to what we get and let nature take it's course. It's easier.

marshdaisy



Joined: 08 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This was our first year of having fruit off our young tree - we got a small punnet worth which were delicious and gone in less time than it took to pick them. Just sat and ate them by the tree - didn't even make it into the kitchen!

Duckhead



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Location: Up the hill, Italy
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="marshdaisy"]This was our first year of having fruit off our young tree - we got a small punnet worth which were delicious and gone in less time than it took to pick them. Just sat and ate them by the tree - didn't even make it into the kitchen![/quote

How lovely

gil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 10 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not usually ready here yet, but I should go and check, given the warm weather.

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the birds always get to mine before they get a chance to ripen..

pookie



Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 4984
Location: Mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Wonderfully. Best year yet.

This is the first year my Merton Glory tree has produced, and the cherries are fantastic. What is even better is, because they aren't a bright red type of cherry, the birds don't realise they are ripe until it is too late and I have eaten them!


may just have to plant one of these now! well not now, when I buy one of course......

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd love to take the baking apple tree out of our back garden and put in a cherry tree. There's only me likes cooked apples, and it's not even very productive. Trouble is I hate the idea of cutting down a tree

(Mind you, there's only me likes cherries too )

Also, isn't all the pollination stuff very complicated?

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