North Star cherry
This year everything is early. I normally pick my North Star cherries July 4th-12th. The earliest year I ever picked was on June 25th. This year set a new record.
Last night I picked out the top of my cherry tree. The yield is way down from last year but glad to have some anyway. The cherry size is much smaller this year too.
We have a drought going on here. I have been watering once
a week by letting the hose run an hour under the tree but the fruit is still smaller than normal. The flavor is excellent though.
Tonight I will get the pitter out as I like to chill them
overnight before pitting. Less juice flowing when cold.
Despite my herculean efforts on netting the tree, I still had a robin get inside 3 times! I am sure it is the same bird as each morning he walks around my tree just staring at
my delicious cherries. Smart bird as we still cannot figure out how he got in the net. We sure had a hard time getting him out!
Time for the the cherry pies, cobblers and my all time favorite: cherry jam.