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OP



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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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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 10 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

OP



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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.

judith



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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.

sean
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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.

Jamanda
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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

Nell Merionwen



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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

robkb



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Res wrote:
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


Yep, a cooker. Ours is absolutely dripping with fruit this year

Cheers,
Rob.

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oooh. Eton mess made with Morello cherries. Absolutely delicious!

pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm meringue! cream! cherries! chocolate sauce mmmmmmm

ksia



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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


Bloke near us puts a radio in his tree as the cherries are starting to ripen (the power of Johnnie Halliday!) - only works if you have no neighbours I guess.

ksia



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our trees are still giving.

Made cherry and red currant jam last night (finished about 11.30!). Very nice. The red currant gives a nice bit of tartness.

judith



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 10 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ksia wrote:
Bloke near us puts a radio in his tree as the cherries are starting to ripen (the power of Johnnie Halliday!)


I need to put my brain in gear. I read this and wondered how M. Halliday's warbling would promote ripening.

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