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sam from worthing

Cherries.

Ok, this is no doubt a really stupid question - but thats why i am here - to ask those stoopid questions.

I have recently moved. In my new road it is fairly tree lined - and every other tree appears to be a cherry tree - their blossom is falling off like barbie pink confetti and is stuck to my car, my windows and sills and is everywhere.

Question is..... can you actually eat the cherries from road side cherry trees? or are they a different variety to the normal cherries?



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Welshcookie

Cherries

I suspect you are looking at ornemental cherries which will not bear fruit.

Cherries you may encounter in the country-side, by canals or in hedgerows will be the real thing. Get there before the birds. They will be small and sour, but quite safe to eat.

They are a close relation of the cherries you can grow yourself or you can buy in the shops.

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Sue G

cherries

Hi Sam we have one of those in our front garden, it has lovely little pink flowers. We were told by a friend it was some kind of cherry tree, but i am not sure, will wait and see.

Luckily all 4 of our cherry trees have start to fruit. Will have to put the kids on guard duty so no one comes and picks them.

Got bags ready to put them in the freezer, mother in law brought me over 20 empty jam jars last week ready for jam, she said.Told her to come back with jam sugar next time.

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Anastasia

Cherries

Most of the cherry trees with the beautiful pink bloom will produce a small cherry , but I was told by our local nursery not to eat them.
We also have trees up here that are in bloom , they produce a fruit like a small plum , & they are edible.
I make chutney & jams from this mini plum
The best tip I can give you Sam is take the fruit to your local garden centre , they will tell you all there is to know.
We have a local garden centre , not one of the big names , z& they are happy to always help.
You can even do like I did once & take a little bit of the branch , then you know in advance.

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Anastasia

Cherries

Most of the cherry trees with the beautiful pink bloom will produce a small cherry , but I was told by our local nursery not to eat them.
We also have trees up here that are in bloom , they produce a fruit like a small plum , & they are edible.
I make chutney & jams from this mini plum
The best tip I can give you Sam is take the fruit to your local garden centre , they will tell you all there is to know.
We have a local garden centre , not one of the big names , z& they are happy to always help.
You can even do like I did once & take a little bit of the branch , then you know in advance.

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sam from worthing

Cherries.

Good thinking Batman Nana.

Blossom nearly all blown off of the trees in my road - so when they start producing, i shall go scrumping - much to OH dismay! and take some to garden centre - not sure i can get a branch though, unless i go out at night time with my step ladder.

So the theory about birds eating them - they will be ok for human consumption doesn;t always follow suit?

cos i know my car is gonna get covered in pink/puce/mauve bird poo soon.

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tilly

cherries

i don't think ornamental cherries are very good to eat , they won't poison you but are better left to the birds

 
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