Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wild Cherries


This time of year in Tuscaloosa and the south, many wild edible fruits are ripe - blackberries, mulberries, dewberries, blueberries, and these wild cherries. My parents have several wild cherry trees behind their house. These beauties look better than they taste, though. They're quite sour and a mostly pit!

5 comments:

Steve Buser said...

So much for my idea of wanting to pile a bunch of them on some frozen yogurt for a real treat.

Dan said...

Your right! These look yummy. I love Cherries and Grapes in the summer.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind comments!

Nathalie said...

They look beautiful but not edible, I don't think I would have touched them without advice from someone who knows...

Can you make jams out of these sour cherries ? I'm all into homemade jams at the moment : apricots, plums, cherries...

D said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Steve, if you piled them on, you'd be doing a lot of spitting out the pits! :)
I didn't know what they were but my daddy did. He's lived there all his life and the woods are his area of expertise so I trusted his judgement before trying them. I don't know about jam or jellies, but he says they used to make wild cherry wine!

Halcyon said...

Sad. I love cherries. I will just imagine that they taste sweet and delicious! :)