Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Starkrimson Cherries!

Its the second year in the ground for our Starkrimson cherry and its produced about 10 incredibly sweet cherries. About half of them split because of the rain which is a property of cherries that I had to learn through personal experience. Looks like next year not only will I need a net I'll need to build a roof for them as well!
Here's a news article about the effect of rain on Victoria's cherries this year.

Netting them only took 15 minutes but it was 15 minutes well spent. Conveniently all of the fruit trees ripen at different times so you can just move the net around.

Amazingly sweet Starkrimson cherry which was picked, photographed and eaten in the space of thirty seconds.

Here's what they looked like a couple of weeks ago just before I netted them. This is the point where the birds start getting interested.

We're definitely going to pay a visit to these guys in a couple of weeks.

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