Pie cherries are a lovely fruit and fortunately they grow well in the Pacific Northwest. We grow Montmorency pie cherries, which offer a classic tart pie cherry flavor. Unfortunately, after changing up our garden plans, I attempted to move an already established Montmorency tree a few years ago. It hasn’t died, but it does look puny and it isn’t producing a lot of fruit. To remedy this problem, I planted a replacement tree, but it will take a few years to get established. In the meantime, we’re enjoying the small crops that we’re getting. The above batch is destined to be mixed with strawberries for a pie cherry and strawberry jam.
…and while she picked these, I was standing guard in case the damn rooster decided her be-sandaled toes looked tempting to attack…
Wow those look good. And good work Derek protecting Sandy while she was harvesting!
My pie cherries are just about ready to pick. Now if I can only convince the robins to back off!