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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Cherry Tree ID

I'm pretty good at identifying trees, but I can't seem to figure this one out. It was loaded with red cherries, which I picked about 10 lbs worth for wine. I wanted to make sure the cherries were edible before I start with the wine. Its not a black cherry and I know its not fire cherry. Any help would be appreciated. I have the pics if someone could offer some assistance to attaching them to this post.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 01:50 AM
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Re: Cherry Tree ID

sounds like choke cherry

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Re: Cherry Tree ID

Clusters of tiny red fruit the size of peas ? Choke cherry.

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Re: Cherry Tree ID

No, its not choke cherry. I remember years ago, a forester said its not native to the US.
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Re: Cherry Tree ID

According to several forestry sites, its Rosaceae Prunus avium , otherwise known as sweet cherry.
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Re: Cherry Tree ID

Sour cherries are bright red. They are the kind used for pies.http://www.canadianliving.com/food/c...r_cherries.php




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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2014, 03:40 PM
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Re: Cherry Tree ID

Don't know what you have without seeing pictres and even then ID would be probably be tentative. That said, before I would pick 10 lbs of anything to make wine I would want to be very certain of what I was picking...

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