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Old 07.06.2014, 18:40
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First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Picked up a couple of kilos at our favrourite cherry farm today and will be having some for tea. Lovely and juicy - can't wait! Nothing like cherries straight from the tree to the table.
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Old 07.06.2014, 18:53
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

You lucky so and so ... yum. Mind you apricot can be be as good- not something I will ever experience here at 950m- but our raspberries someho make up for this.
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Old 07.06.2014, 19:23
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Picked up a couple of kilos at our favrourite cherry farm today and will be having some for tea. Lovely and juicy - can't wait! Nothing like cherries straight from the tree to the table.
Better still is tree direct to mouth. A few of ours are ready, but it'll wait until next weekend before it's worth getting the ladders out and picking them properly.

Loads of black and redcurrants and blueberries, need another few weeks to ripen, and it's looking like a bumper harvest for the mirabelle tree again. I think we got something like 20 kilos off it last year.

Soon be time for another batch of my mirabelle, ginger and rosemary jam. Actually, I think we've got enough bottled and frozen ones from previous years to make quite a lot of it already.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I bought some from the supermarket last week and they tasted of water...

I'm jealous...
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Always taste one before you buy!
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Old 07.06.2014, 19:43
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Just been down to check and got a handful or two from the Napoleon Cherry tree down in the woods at the bottom of the garden. Sweet and tangy, this is a variety that stays a very pale red, even still greeny-red in places, wven when ripe. Delicious.

Thankfully there's a couple of self-seeded ones starting to fruit now to replace the old leggy tree that's long past its best-before date, so may get even more in the next years.
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Old 07.06.2014, 19:52
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I picked some at the side of the road near Parma on Monday.

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Old 07.06.2014, 20:05
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Wish our garden was big enough to have a cherry tree in Ace1. Unfortunately it's just too small. If I ever win big on the lottery though I'll definitely be planting one at the new property we'd be building. OH loves them and I'm fairly partial to them too. We usually get through 7-8 kilos a season.

We've just had them for dessert and they were gorgeous!
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

...so noone has any left to post a beautiful photo??
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

We have to finish picking our tree this weekend. Our garden is south-facing and on a slope so we get lots of sun and our cherries ripen early. Our kids and their friends love sitting up there and eating straight off the tree! Home-made marmelade is another favourite.
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Old 08.06.2014, 12:32
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...so noone has any left to post a beautiful photo??
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Ours are not ready yet.

We have two large trees.

Definitely will be inviting friends around with ladders.

There is one mirabelle tree, 2 plum trees, a pear tree (very small, on the left of the photo, last year there was only 1 pear but this year there appear to be more)

The rest are apple trees and a walnut tree.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

I've eaten them all 2 weeks ago, the climate must be quite different.
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Old 08.06.2014, 15:16
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Yep, yours will have ripened that much earlier being further south than we are. Most of the early shop stock cherries are coming from Spain and Italy.
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4 kilos of pitted cherries make 22 jars of marmelade. We still have plenty to eat and share with neighbors. Yum!

Now why can I only post one picture and this appears upside down?
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Nice one carlasmom. I'm pleased to see someone else is just as lost at this sort of thing as I am. I don't take pics - OH's is a professional photographer among other things so he takes anything I need - so I'm VERY basic when it comes to dealing with photos, uploading, etc.
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

No problem... as long as you don't open the jar.

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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

They are sooo beautiful, favourite fruit

Our tree has not ripened yet, must beat the birds. Last summer I used some of the fruit that had sun-dried on the unreachable branches to make watercolour tints. Authentic cerise
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Yum, love cherries. They are so expensive in the UK. I bought a box last week which seemed like a huge bargain, only 6chf for at least 500g. They were nice, but I'd love to get some fresh farm ones! How do I find the local farm? Google isn't helping me
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Re: First Swiss cherries of the season - yummy!

Eat my first cherry from my own tree

it's going to be a good year, also for peaches, prunes, figs, strawberries, walnuts

Just love my garden...

Last edited by SuisseRomand; 09.06.2014 at 22:00. Reason: I forgot the walnuts.... what a shame....
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