Cherry Picking

Wild Cherry
Wild Cherry

The next flowering tree has suddenly sprung among us. I think it’s a Wild Cherry, the trouble is that so many trees have those little white flowers it’s hard to be sure.

In October I found what I was sure was Crab Apple – the fruit were hard as nails and tasted really sour and ‘dry’ – I was sure I was going to be able to remember the position of the trees in the hedge row. Any time now the Crab Apple is supposed to come into flower. These flowers are on trees that are nowhere near where I thought I remembered the Crab Apples. So, are these really Crab Apple flowers – and I just remembered the hedge wrong, or are the Crab Apples just not in flower yet and these are something different? Like Wild Cherries?

The Woodland Trust website (see link above) notes that wild cherries are the preferred fruit when it comes to making Cherry Brandy – hmmm.

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