Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wild cherries

If I were 20 feet taller, I could harvest this thick crop of wild cherries. I picked a modest amount from the branches I could reach, but they grow much thicker in the sunny treetops. I've also been picking wild blackberries and the fully ripened deep purple gooseberries. The ripe gooseberries are quite tasty, much better than the green stage that's more commonly used in this country.
Wild berries are small, though. It probably takes me three or four times longer to pick enough for a batch of jam as it would in a cultivated garden of domestic fruit. But ah, the flavors!  Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

I have already picked blackberries 3 different times, they were all of the wild variety. My freezer is full, and I was threatened to not pick anymore! LOL I am ate up with chigger bites and poison ivy!

Rurality said...

The birds here love the wild cherries! I've never tried them myself. :)