Now don’t get any rude ideas from the title of this post. It is quite innocent as the picture will attest.
The dwarf Stella Cherry tree that I planted two years ago in the front orchard has borne fruit. Well one single fruit anyway. Here it is in all its glory. What a lovely colour! No bugs on this tree, it is very clean.
Here is the one large cherry in Kim’s hand, just before she bit into it. Being a kind wife, she did save half for me of course. It was the best cherry I have ever tasted, however I am very biased.
The tree has doubled in size this year and it is still growing, so next year, all being well, will be a bumper crop of delicious red cherries. I love fruit trees!
I live in the cherry capital of Australia (according to our local tourist office) and most of this year’s cherry crop around town has been wiped out by excessive unseasonal rain.
In our first cherry season after moving here over four years ago I ate more cherries in one month than I’d eaten in all of my previous 50 years.
My personal favourite type is the Lapin when it is picked slightly early. It is firm, fleshy with a hint of tartness. Left on the tree a bit longer and it can become softer and sweeter but (in my view) lacks the distinct flavour of earlier picked fruit.
There’s nothing like cherries fresh from the tree. I wish you many future bountiful crops to enjoy.
I adore cherries..i must put a couple of trees on my list of must haves for this year
Cat J B says
Can you put up a pic of the tree in situ, Gavin? I’d love to know how big it was, is etc. Are they suitable for pots? Did you have to net the tree?
I’ve bought my boys a mini nectarine tree each for Christmas, self-serving mum that I am, ha!
Fantastic! I just came back from a walk and a house down the street has a cherry tree with loads of cherries on it. I was just thinking I’d love to find the space to plant one. Nothing to me says Christmas more than cherries. Best of luck with it.