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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

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


How can anyone not like cherries?
A.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Search me - I just entertained some of the ladies from the OFH down the road by standing on tip toes and utilising my lovely hooky stick (made by the lovely Rusticwood) to collect a small tub full from the trees on the verge outside their home. They gave me a round of applause when I got a particularly out-of-reach one

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jamanda
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Ooooooooo!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm not sure if it is possible to overdose on cherries, but I'm working on it!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My landlords have started picking and selling theirs. I was employed as Official Taster. Yum.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:

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

There are quite a few self-fertile cherries now, e.g. Stella, Sunburst, Sweetheart.

jamanda
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orangepippin wrote:
Jamanda wrote:

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

There are quite a few self-fertile cherries now, e.g. Stella, Sunburst, Sweetheart.


Are they nice ones to eat? And do they need full sun? We are over cast by a neighbour's cedars for part of the day.

otatop



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:




Oh Judith! Proper English cherries! Like we used to be able to buy at the greengrocer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
orangepippin wrote:
Jamanda wrote:

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

There are quite a few self-fertile cherries now, e.g. Stella, Sunburst, Sweetheart.


Are they nice ones to eat? And do they need full sun? We are over cast by a neighbour's cedars for part of the day.

Stella is good but I really like Sweetheart. But then any cherry straight off the tree is going to be amazing, compared with something that might be several days old in a shop. Not sure about the sun situation.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This is the first harvest I have had from this tree and I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous. There probably won't be a decent harvest from them for another five years, which makes them all the sweeter.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

If we're getting cherries I'd like a couple of the Merton varieties since they were developed just up the road from our old house.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

orangepippin wrote:

Stella is good but I really like Sweetheart. But then any cherry straight off the tree is going to be amazing, compared with something that might be several days old in a shop. Not sure about the sun situation.


Sweetheart - nice name too. I will investigate. Thank you

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have a morello, are they good or bad? I have another but can't remember what it is called..

Res



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nell wrote:
I have a morello, are they good or bad?


I believe they are a cooking cherry but not 100% on that fact. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong

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