The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,627 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Stumbled across a deer grubbing on these fruits that hit the ground yesterday, some are still on the trees. Fruits are about the size of a large blueberry. My first thought was wild black cherries, I know this is the time of year the fruit matures, but most black cherry trees I've seen in the woods have a darker colored bark on the trees, and grow much straighter and taller. This tree seems to have four large trunks growing out of the same base. I know what hawthorn trees are, I know that's not the answer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,627 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Took the dogs back for a run this morning, this time I popped one open, and they had pits in them (lousy cell phone pic). Didn't smell like much, too tart for my taste. I wanted to be sure before I chewed into one. Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
384 Posts
Prunus Serotina. Bark, leaves and pits are especially toxic. I stay away from the fruits. turkeys love the pits.


However, it is one of the highest value timber trees we have in PA.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,617 Posts
looks like choke cherry's to me. choke cherries grow in bunches like the ones in the picture. i could be wrong but dont think so.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top