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Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 11 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
We've been harvesting Summer Sun for a few days now, lovely tasty huge cherries but ALL split. The local farm shop sells these but they spray them against splitting


What do they spray them with? glue?


Peter.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 11 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Something called Pretect it contains amino acids which increase the elasticity of the skin apparently

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Started picking Morellos today, not sure what to do with them.

gz



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Vanessa wrote:
A cherries-and-birds tip from our rural French neighbours. Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle, attach some cord so the bottle can be suspended upside down in the tree, fairly high-up. Leave the lid off (which is now the bottom of the contraption) for drainage. 1/3-fill with moth-balls.

It's meant to keep the birds off, especially the middle-sized to large ones..........

Might be coincidence, but worth a try for those who can't net their trees?


if it is upside-down, how do the mothball stay in?

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Started picking Morellos today, not sure what to do with them.


Freeze as pie filling or make Eton mess. Lots of it.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
P.S. According to Martin Crawford, Vega is supposed to ripen at the end of July:

https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/Catalogue201011.pdf (p. 11)


According to this (based on Martin's data):

https://cherries.orangepippin.com/cherries/yellow-spanish

Yellow Spanish is a late cherry with a sweet rich flavour. It's certainly not late here, nor does it have a sweet rich flavour, it's just OK.

So treat with caution all cultivar notes. This is why I've always wanted a wikified db of fruit varieties where users can have their own data added to the recorded data.

judith



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
So treat with caution all cultivar notes. This is why I've always wanted a wikified db of fruit varieties where users can have their own data added to the recorded data.


Agreed.
My Summer Sun is the least interesting of my cherries flavour-wise. Although it definitely does split.

Vanessa



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 11 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gz wrote:
Vanessa wrote:
A cherries-and-birds tip from our rural French neighbours. Cut the bottom off a plastic bottle, attach some cord so the bottle can be suspended upside down in the tree, fairly high-up. Leave the lid off (which is now the bottom of the contraption) for drainage. 1/3-fill with moth-balls.

It's meant to keep the birds off, especially the middle-sized to large ones..........

Might be coincidence, but worth a try for those who can't net their trees?


if it is upside-down, how do the mothball stay in?


The cut-off bottom becomes the "top" of the moth-ball-holder. The lid, taken off, lets any water drain out so you don't end up with moth-ball soup! This is pop-bottle-size necks, not milk-carton sized.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Looking at the books we appear to be around 4 weeks earlier on all our cherries

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Fruit seems to be earlier, but not sweeter...could be a lack of sun at the right time isn't developing the sugars in the fruit?

My Morello is hardly colouring yet...but we're two weeks later than three miles down the valley, let alone how far behind you we are

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Definitely need sun for sweetness and flavour, but we're getting a bit between the rain here

gray_b



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hi Ya all - My cherries ripening dates 2011, all grown in open field.

Burlat rippened 2nd June
Stella - still 2 weeks to go
Vann - still ripening
Morello - still ripening
Montgomery - all disappeared
Donnisons - all disappeared

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wotcha Graeme, Burlat would have been in May here then!!! Is it any good?

gray_b



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Considering its one of the first real fresh fruit of the season, its not bad.

But it does not compare to those varieties ripening now.

I think the only reason I had any is that they ripen so early, it fooled the blackbirds.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 11 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



It's our first harvest this year, finally got them netted

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