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Old 16.06.2018, 14:45
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

My six year old went to play with a friend the other day and came back with a big carton of cherries from their own garden. They were fantastic.
My wife also brought some back from a local orchard which were equally good.

I'm never buying them from the supermarket again.
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Old 25.06.2018, 13:41
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Bought another 2kgs at the weekend in Aarberg. 7.50 a kilo. They're lovely.
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Old 25.06.2018, 14:35
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

And I still haven't had any! Unbelievable.
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Old 25.06.2018, 18:11
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And I still haven't had any! Unbelievable.
You poor thing!!

I had to get the motorcycle out for some large-item shopping so I figured that I might as well get some cherries. The first place I stopped at was empty, but the next stop had a full table. I bought three containers (i kg? I have no idea) for 5 CHF each. OMG, if I never tasted another thing again after eating that first cherry, I would be ok with it. Heavenly!

So on the way home I passed another stand and figured "what the heck" and bought another container. Perhaps tomorrow evening I'll go for another ride
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Old 28.06.2018, 16:55
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You poor thing!!

I had to get the motorcycle out for some large-item shopping so I figured that I might as well get some cherries. The first place I stopped at was empty, but the next stop had a full table. I bought three containers (i kg? I have no idea) for 5 CHF each. OMG, if I never tasted another thing again after eating that first cherry, I would be ok with it. Heavenly!

So on the way home I passed another stand and figured "what the heck" and bought another container. Perhaps tomorrow evening I'll go for another ride
Ahhh, finally some sympathy.

It is very strange this year - there is a special fruit-stall a company puts up close by in summer, selling apricots and cherries. I went by it today - only to find out, they only sell apricots.

But I just read that the actual season for cherries is end of June until August - so there is still lots of time.
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Old 28.06.2018, 17:08
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Not sure when we get our last ones, but I doubt it's much past mid to late July.

The farmer opposite us has his cherry sign out. Haven't tried any of his yet. Just about to run out of cherries so might pop over and get some tomorrow.
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Old 28.06.2018, 17:23
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Not sure when we get our last ones, but I doubt it's much past mid to late July.

The farmer opposite us has his cherry sign out. Haven't tried any of his yet. Just about to run out of cherries so might pop over and get some tomorrow.
Yeah, yeah, rub it in

Well, July hasn't started yet ....
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Old 28.06.2018, 17:58
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Hey, is it our fault if you can't get your cherry act together?
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Old 28.06.2018, 18:07
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Hey, is it our fault if you can't get your cherry act together?
You be careful! Just wait until I get my hands on those cherries and see how far I can spit those stones.

They sound horrible when landing on closed shutters, you know?
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Old 28.06.2018, 18:24
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But I just read that the actual season for cherries is end of June until August - so there is still lots of time.
I don't think that cherry season really extends that long. For me, they are a late-June, early July fruit. But hey, I'll be happy to be wrong!


(In other words, I say don't wait and go check out some of those road-side stands)
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Old 30.06.2018, 13:25
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Problem solved. The farmer next door just started selling the cherries from the farmer in the next town (who I kept expecting to put the sign out). What is this? Micro-globalisation? LOL.

And guess what - today there's cherries are everywhere.
Hope it stays like this for a while.
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Old 30.06.2018, 15:20
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Hoorah! Enjoy curley. We got another 2kgs in Aarberg on the way home today. Forgot to go to our farmer across the way yesterday.
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Old 04.07.2018, 16:08
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I'm catching up, folks. 1kg consumed today already, an other in my fridge and a lot more at the farmer's next door.

I hate the truth in "patience is a virtue".
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Btw, I've bought some cherries from a Zug farm, and although they were good, they weren't exactly how I like them. These ones were dark red (almost black), and soft. Passing next to other farms, I've noticed the same variety.
The ones I like are more light-skinned, and crispier.

Are these black cherries typical for Zug?
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Ah, but it is because everything comes to them who wait ... and wait ... and wait ... and ....
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Btw, I've bought some cherries from a Zug farm, and although they were good, they weren't exactly how I like them. These ones were dark red (almost black), and soft. Passing next to other farms, I've noticed the same variety.
The ones I like are more light-skinned, and crispier.

Are these black cherries typical for Zug?
Very much so. It's quite hard to find pie cherries around here.
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Very much so. It's quite hard to find pie cherries around here.
if by pie cherries you mean sour cherries, then I'm talking about a different type
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Old 04.07.2018, 17:15
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Btw, I've bought some cherries from a Zug farm, and although they were good, they weren't exactly how I like them. These ones were dark red (almost black), and soft. Passing next to other farms, I've noticed the same variety.
The ones I like are more light-skinned, and crispier.

Are these black cherries typical for Zug?
Nope. I'm having - and loving - them right now.
It's a type of cherry and the types don't get ripe at the same time. So google when your favorites are in season.


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Ah, but it is because everything comes to them who wait ... and wait ... and wait ... and ....
I would disagree with that. I mean yes, it's true but you might be dead by the time it comes. LOL.

My ophthalmologist once said, everybody gets grey star one day, most people just don't live to suffer from it.

So - back to the cherries - it's more keep your eyes open, when you see the magic sign hit the brakes like a maniac even if you never do that otherwise and turn into the road banned from driving that leads to the farmer's.

Do the latter again a few days later, bearing the odd looks the people who came on foot give you.
The farmer doesn't mind though and he's all I care about in this situation.
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Old 04.07.2018, 18:34
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

My poor Dad... he's in love with the Washington State Bing cherries, which are very much like the dark, plump cherries that I get around here. The other night I was eating some while we chatted (Skype) and he looked really disappointed that he couldn't have some cherries as well. So much so that when we skyped a few nights later (and I kept all cherries out of sight), he brought it up again, joking that I should send him some.

Of course I know that I can't send him fresh fruit from Switzerland to Florida, but I CAN find an orchard in Washington State who ships So sometime next week he should be getting 6 pounds of Washington State's finest Bing cherries delivered to his door. Happy Birthday, Dad!
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

So I went on an Epic Cherry Quest today, visiting every farm I could find with a cherry sign visible from the road, on the left side from Wšdenswil down round the Obersee... and narry a cherry to be found. Every Hofladen I visited was sold out - and many for the season.

I left it too late.

Gotta get my radar tuned for Zwetschgen season.
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