What a year it's been for cherries! I don't think I've ever known another like it; almost every cherry tree in the neighbourhood has been over-loaded, and generous invitations to 'take as many as you like' have been non-stop.
I posted a picture of my first bowl of cherries on May 9th, and we've hardly been without a bowl-full on the kitchen table since that day. By the time they finish we will have had a whole month of cherries.
Above is the tree that I planted to welcome my grandson George into the world. It's still a young tree, but it's groaning with fruit which are just ripening. I chose a yellow cherry because there are plenty of red varieties all around us, and I'm also told that birds tend not to eat them, thinking that they're not yet ripe! Now that we have some extra land I shall be putting in a few more classic deep red varieties as well.
What a splendid crop of cherries on George's tree. Possibly, when there are so many, the birds are outfaced!
What a load, we have to wait for Christmas for cherries then we have to sell the home to afford them lol we often just buy 2 handfuls and eat them slowly to enjoy,they are one of my favourite fruits,you are blessed.ReplyDelete
I've just come in from talking to my neighbour. He says that even the Starlings aren't reducing the crop this year.... simply too many.ReplyDelete
Cherries - lovely. Thanks, though, for putting that bloody awful ditty into my head. I'm now going to spend the rest of the day trying to get rid of it.ReplyDelete
I've eaten so many cherries this year I just can't face any more. I've ended up making cherry chutney just so they don't get thrown away.ReplyDelete
Dare I ask - what ditty?ReplyDelete
I presume... Cherry ripe, Cherry ripe.....ReplyDelete
Of course. I just thought it would be something less innocent coming from Tom!ReplyDelete
They are just appearing in our supermarkets here...I buy a handful each week just for "walk pasts". There is a tree at the end of the street (it's not ready quite yet" that drops cherries all over the sidewalk.ReplyDelete
we have netted ours this year as we want to relly enjoy and there are enough redcurrants to feed an army of birds!ReplyDelete
I love the french colour of yours! ours are red/yellow.
Great way to trick the birds. I love the name George, by the way.ReplyDelete
Cherries are much too expensive at the stores here, but alas, they're also much too luscious to resist. (So don't ye be complaining about having too many of 'em!)ReplyDelete
Wow those look amazing - what a fantastic crop. I've heard tell that over here in the UK that this will be a good year for soft fruit. How lovely to have a neverending bowlful of those lovelies on the table.ReplyDelete
Stop, you are making my mouth water. Cherries are one of my favourite fruits.ReplyDelete
abundance is such a lovely place to live....gratitude is it's neighbour!ReplyDelete