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1 All about Cherries on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:27 pm

Swamp Hen

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I thought I'd pick some brains (no, not in the Zombie sense!) If anyone on here has cherries (specifically those hardy on the praries) such as the U of S romance series, nanking, evans, ect I'm looking for recommendations. I would like something that isn't going to turn my face inside out eating it right off the bush. I'm not expecting B.C Okanogan perfection, but not requiring doctoring with 8lbs of sugar would be nice! Maybe I'm dreaming, but before I lay down cash, care and time, I'd like to have some idea of what to expect!

2 Re: All about Cherries on Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:54 pm

birish


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We've been growing Nankings for about 25 years,they're very hardy,produce a good crop of tasty cherries every year.The yield this year was exceptional,the branches touched the ground,my 3 year old grandson sat under the branches and ate until his belly hurt,his favorite bush is one the birds planted for us.If you were closer you could come and dig some up as the birds plant them on a regular basis.

3 Re: All about Cherries on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:44 pm

rosewood

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We have grown sour cherries here for 10 years. They are lovely cherries that have been used for pie filling and a lovely wine. The pits are a problem here for pie cherries as we remove pits by hand. They are a bit sour for straight eating from the tree. We do have a sweet cherry tree, but the fruit is very tiny. Our tree is quite old and we have started some new trees that are a few years away from production.

4 Re: All about Cherries on Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:04 am

mirycreek

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have 2 evans cherry trees that are coming 3 years old now, no fruit yet but at least they have survived the winters and are a nice bushy shape about 2-3 feet tall.... hoping to get a crop one day  Laughing 

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