Are your cherries ready to pick?
We have three large cherry trees in our yard and at the moment they are covered in bright red cherries.
The boys LOVE them.
I picked a few yesterday to snack on. Some were sweet, but most were sour. Sour enough to lock your jaws.
I need to drag out the step ladder and pick them all before the birds do. Not sure what I would do with them though. Freeze them maybe? My Mom has been known to make cherry jam. I'd like to have some, but I don't know if I am adventureous enough.
My parents live just a hop and skip down the road and all their cherries trees have died out over the last couple years due to a black blight that has been spreading. I noticed yesterday that there were a few black knots on one of our trees. I hate to see them die, but I don't know what I can do to prevent it. Anyone have experience with that?