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Wild cherries are ripe now.

Just thought I would post that they are ripe now. We have a few trees in our yard and they are loaded. They are very good but they are mostly seed. Birds sure love them. Had them in the yard for years but never really noticed them because the birds eat them. One rarely ever hits the ground.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 12:31 PM
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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

still green here

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

They are still very green in Potter too. In fact I wont see ripe <span style="font-style: italic">Serotina</span> (black cherry) berries until mid August.
But my <span style="font-style: italic">Amalancher sp.</span> (or Serviceberry) are ripe at home, they taste good (better than blueberry IMO). I planted 4 out back and the birds eat 90% of mine before I can get to them.

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

starting to see the june berries turning slowly some falling to ground but still not real ripe yet here.

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

Yea Northpotter they are very good I will try to post a picture if I can download it from my phone. They are so hard to pick or I would try to make some wine from them. I would need a high-lift to get enough.

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

Dauphin Co wild black cherries are good to go. We spent about 1.5hrs on saturday picking from a huge tree in the woods near my house, here is my half of the take. We went back and got about 4X more yesterday. This is the first time in 4yrs that we beat the squirrels and birds to them and they are darn sweet


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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

Wow, now they really look good. They are the dark red ones. I bet they are real sweet.

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

Yeah they are very sweet. We found another big tree yesterday that is just hanging with them. We may end up leaving those for the critters as we all have more than enough!

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Re: Wild cherries are ripe now.

Good eating. Those are the Juneberry/ Serviceberry/Shadblow/ and sometimes even called the Indian Cherry. For some odd reason it has several common names but all fall under <span style="font-style: italic"> Amalanchier</span> various species. The <span style="font-style: italic">Amalanchier</span> fruit is all borne on single stems. The fruit is excellent. Just in the last couple years there are now a few farms in NY starting to grow improved cultivar's of these in an attempt to create a commercial market.

However, Black Cherry or wild Black Cherry fruit grows in a cluster like this:

In PA, the true Black Cherry is one of the highest value timber lot trees. A large diameter saw log brings very good $$$$. But I don't eat their fruit.

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