Saturday, 20 May 2017

Scrumping Season.



Our own Cherries aren't yet ripe, so for the moment we rely on the kindness of others.



However, we do have plenty of our own Strawberries, and our Tayberries won't be long.

I really love this early red fruit season; it spells hope for a good Summer harvest.



41 comments:

  1. Picture perfect and tasty !

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. No red fruit here yet but off out 'scrumping' elderflowers this weekend. I'm going to introduce Lou to cordial making.x

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    1. There are so many flowers around, I thought I'd make another batch of Champagne.

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  3. Red ftuits are beautiful.

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  4. Lovely fresh fruit - now I am craving for cherries!
    Greetings Maria x

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  5. Glorious! I'm not sure what We can expect from our strawberries this year (new plants) but I'm hopeful...

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    1. I planted ours in an old wheelbarrow, off the ground and away from slugs. It's worked really well.

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  6. The cherries are really late this year.

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    1. We only have one really productive tree and it's a yellow cherry; much later than the others. Our two younger trees are still thinking.

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    2. How interesting that every spring those fruits come back, just amazing.

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    3. It's very exciting. You wait and wait, then in mid-May there they are again, and for a few weeks we indulge ourselves (until the next year).

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    1. Still a little iffy here, but things are looking bright.

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    2. Sunny but only 8 degrees, feels like 6 at the moment. Went shopping at 2pm yesterday afternoon, 10 degrees. It is bloody cold in Norfolk.

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    3. You need a trip to Queensland Rachel. It's always warm and sunny there.

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  8. Beautiful sunshine this morning but more rain on the way !!!!! I love summer fruits ...... I never understand why there are loads of black cherries in the shops and then, for just a few weeks a year, the wondrous yellow cherries appear for which you have to take a mortgage out to buy them !!! When I was young, you could only get yellow cherries ..... what happened ?!!!! XXXX

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    1. The only reason why I planted our Yellow Cherry tree was because people told me that the birds don't eat them because they think they are unripe. They lied!

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  9. No cherries grow in the Hebrides!. In New Zealand heaven was to buy a bag straight from the tree and drive home with the roof off the car disposing of the stones with a good curl of the tongue and a puff. (But don't tell anyone).

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    1. We do the same, but on the walk home. By the time we get back there's usually just a trail of pips.

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  10. No cherries, strawberries or elderflower here in Derbyshire yet. When the berries are ready it will be a race between us and the blackbirds !

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    1. Now I can't wait for the Tayberries; I think they're my favourite of the early red fruits. They are swelling, and have been full of Bees.

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  11. It's passionfruit and feijoa season in my neck of the woods. Both delicious. It's the first year my feijoa has fruited and I'm happy.

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    1. Oh, I love Passion Fruits. I don't know what Feijoa is; I'll have to look them up!

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  12. The cherries here are just coming into season..4.50euros in the supermarket. Too expensive for us. They come from northern Greece. None around here.
    Strawberries though are cheap and delicious! Haven't got any plants this year. Should have brought a few

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    1. On way to market this morning my neighbour flagged me down and told me to take as many Cherries as I wanted. It's good to have kind neighbours.

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    2. He'd just read your blog..

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    3. Quite possibly. Very wise!

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  13. That bowl of cherries is beautiful. We had a nice hot spell several days ago in Ontario, but now we are back to being quite cool. My strawberries are just white blossoms at the moment. -Jenn

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    1. Our Strawberries are in full swing. They are Gariguettes; I wonder if you have them in Canada?

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  14. I just had some lovely, red, juicy, local strawberries last evening. This is the best time of the year, until July when the peaches are ripe for the picking.

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    1. Our Peaches are looking very good. They are already swelling which a good sign.

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  15. The bowl of cherries looks scrumptious.

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    1. Life is just a bowl of Cherries.

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  16. I have had Scottish strawberries every day for the past fortnight - they have been the best ever.

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    1. Scottish Strawberries and Raspberries are supposed to be the best.

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  17. Our strawberry season is still going on, but it's almost over. We can't grow cherries here (too hot) which is a shame because I love them so much.

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    1. I think we must be in an almost perfect Cherry growing area, as there is never a shortage, and they are always very good.

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