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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby wheels » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:41 pm

You seem to have kept a tradition that we've lost. It's great to see.
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:45 am

I think the lost tradition is turning the cherries into jam and canning it. If I was building new housing developments I'd put fruit and nut trees in every yard and people would curse me for the smell of rotting fruit every spring. :D
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby Dogfish » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:01 pm

Holy. We've got black cherry but it looks like a middling year. We don't pick til end of July. Poor yield on most pit fruit it looks like.
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:20 pm

In mid April the trees looked like this with freeze warnings -

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today they look like this. :D

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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby DanMcG » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:20 pm

Wow those look great Paul I'd love to have a couple of those trees in my yard!!!
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby wheels » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:10 pm

NCPaul wrote:I think the lost tradition is turning the cherries into jam and canning it. If I was building new housing developments I'd put fruit and nut trees in every yard and people would curse me for the smell of rotting fruit every spring. :D


How I wish that UK developers did this!
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:39 pm

Wow those look great Paul I'd love to have a couple of those trees in my yard!!!


They are dwarf trees Dan, they don't need much space and I would say they do well even in part shade. :D
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:55 pm

Cherry borers have gotten two of the trees. :cry: I'll have to dig out the stumps and start again.

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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby yotmon » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:33 pm

Sorry to hear of it Paul, you must be devastated after nurturing those trees for so long. I've been lucky this year and scoured the hedgerows for cherries growing 'wild'. I found a lovely fruiting cherry tree on a supermarket car park nearby and soon had enough fruit for 3 x jars of jam. Driving down a main road on Saturday I saw red black and yellow cherries lying in the road, but unable to stop to investigate.

Anyway, lots of luck with replacing the trees and wish you well for the future.

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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby ComradeQ » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:19 am

NCPaul wrote:Cherry borers have gotten two of the trees. :cry: I'll have to dig out the stumps and start again.

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That is a shame! Although there is one upside ... cherry wood is my favourite smoking wood ;) Chunk it up and dry it and you should be set for some time.
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby DanMcG » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:51 am

That's a damn shame Paul.
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:17 pm

Those little sticks being held by the yellow straps are two new Montmorency trees on Gisela 3 rootstock. They should only reach about 8 feet so will be easier to pick. My wife added her sculpture to her garden to watch over the trees.

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The third tree is just starting to bud

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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby NCPaul » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:36 pm

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A couple of cherry pies worth. :D
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Re: Cherry Trees

Postby wheels » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:16 pm

They're never the ones you planted last year?
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