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Old 06.06.2017, 07:24
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At Piscopo´s shop I saw a 250g box of cherries or €10, right next to a bundle of asparagus for 1€ a stick.
Enjoy your fresh cherries by the handful.
That's what you get from buying from the stores. We got our cherries for 8 francs a kilo buying direct from the supplier.
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Old 06.06.2017, 07:34
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That's what you get from buying from the stores. We got our cherries for 8 francs a kilo buying direct from the supplier.
There probably aren't many cherry growers on Malta.
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Old 06.06.2017, 08:06
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Don't see why not. They grow very well in Italy, Spain and southern France. Sounds like the farmers might be missing out on a good thing.
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Old 06.06.2017, 08:17
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

We have an early cherry tree so we enjoyed a nice cherry pie for "4 o'clock" yesterday.
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Old 06.06.2017, 08:22
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

The neighbour has a late cherry tree. It missed the late frost this spring so things are going well. This year should be a bumper year (200+ kg). I had to support some of the lower branches as they were on the ground with the weight.

I will of course be over there with the buckets to help.
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Old 06.06.2017, 08:39
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I will of course be over there with the buckets to help myself to the bounty.
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Don't see why not. They grow very well in Italy, Spain and southern France. Sounds like the farmers might be missing out on a good thing.
I'm sure the climate is fine for growing cherries but space is a bit more of an issue on an island and they probably use it to grow more productive crops than cherries.
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Old 06.06.2017, 19:58
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I am glad you got the "s" on bucket.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Wild strawberries are also readying. Really delish.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

There is a loaded cherry tree in a school behind my place, the cherries are gonna rot it seems ; no one to take them
I wish we were allowed to go and fill a bag :P
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

from where is it?
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

For those not in the know, a lot of communities in Switzerland have a Chriesifäscht (Cherry Festival) around this time of year. Locals come with baked cherry goods (cakes, tarts, ice-cream) and of course nice big cartons of cherries to sell. There's one in Salenstein that I know of, and another in Zug.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

They're not yet on the market where I live...I can't wait for the farms nearby to show us the real thing. In the meantime, I stuff myself with Spanish cherries...I love cherries.
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there is a loaded cherry tree in a school behind my place, the cherries are gonna rot it seems ; no one to take them
i wish we were allowed to go and fill a bag
ask!
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Aldi next week - 2kg for CHF7.99. Dig in! May or may not be Swiss ones, ad doesn't say, but will still be yummy.
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For those not in the know, a lot of communities in Switzerland have a Chriesifäscht (Cherry Festival) around this time of year. Locals come with baked cherry goods (cakes, tarts, ice-cream) and of course nice big cartons of cherries to sell. There's one in Salenstein that I know of, and another in Zug.
Yes, we have a Chriesifäscht here too, in Traverse City, MI, a town with 15,000 inhabitants just twenty minutes from our home. It draws about half a million visitors every year.
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For those not in the know, a lot of communities in Switzerland have a Chriesifäscht (Cherry Festival) around this time of year. Locals come with baked cherry goods (cakes, tarts, ice-cream) and of course nice big cartons of cherries to sell. There's one in Salenstein that I know of, and another in Zug.
This is my second round in CH and its amazing how much stuff I don't know!! I'm going to start a thread, cool regional celebrations that we should use our GA pass to attend, to learn more about this beautiful, weird little country we call home <3

In the meantime, thanks for the tip about Zug- we're moving there soon and I'm so looking forward to this!
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Don't see why not. They grow very well in Italy, Spain and southern France. Sounds like the farmers might be missing out on a good thing.
Hardly any trees here at all, there is simply not enough topsoil for trees, then if anybody would be so foolish to plant a grove the hunting community would pull them out again as they did last year.
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Aldi next week - 2kg for CHF7.99. Dig in! May or may not be Swiss ones, ad doesn't say, but will still be yummy.
At this price? For sure not Swiss. 14,90 chf a kilo around here....10 chf for the strawberries. They're finally in the local farm shop but it's not the abundance that it was last year for instance....sadly. They're still the best imho, although not as sweet as usual either. Yeah, the weather was bad for them this year.
But it won't stop me from eating a kilo per day.

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Yes, we have a Chriesifäscht here too, in Traverse City, MI, a town with 15,000 inhabitants just twenty minutes from our home. It draws about half a million visitors every year.
Isn't somewhere in Michigan the world's cherries capital..? Cool.
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Tons of cherries in Biel. When we first moved here we missed our cherry tree but now we realize that better than having a cherry tree in our garden is being friendly with several neighbors that do. They bring us cherries or let our kids pick them themselves while we don't have to deal with rotting fruit on our lawn.
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