Today my son-in-law was helping a friend shake cherries, and they invited us to go into the orchard and glean after they were finished.  It was a fascinating thing to watch, and I wish so much I had taken my camera along.  That harvest is quite a process!  And now we have lots and lots of yummy white sweet cherries



  plus some tart cherries that I didn’t take a picture of.  Those will turn into pie filling.  There were a lot of the traditional black sweet cherries, too, but we really like these better.


I also picked a handful of these odd-looking things.  They weren’t as flavorful, but interesting…


Those pale-looking things (and yes, they’re ripe!) are maraschino cherries!  Isn’t it interesting that they aren’t even red until they dye them? 


Amy, of course, only supervised today.  But I’m sure she’ll be helping pick cherries sooner than we think!




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6 Responses to Cherries!

  1. mejicojohn says:

    awful lot of banana splits there,,, or sundaes,,,she looks like shes about ready to start…

  2. fwren says:

    Gotta love those sweet cherries ~ yup ~ just gotta ~ 🙂

  3. BooksForMe says:

    Now, who cares about cherries when you put a picture of that dear one up?  LOL  Is this a some kind of trick? I watched a video about cherries and was impressed by just how involved and lengthy the Maraschino cherry process is—made me respect them a little more.I love cherries.  Enjoy them!

  4. homefire says:

    @BooksForMe –   Well, I sat down to write about cherries, but when I looked at the pictures on the camera, there was this cute one of Amy from last weekend, so how could I resist putting that up, too? 

  5. sunshine1939 says:

    Yep!! Just like a Grandma, we look at grandkids pictures before we even think of eating~~~even those delicious looking cherries.  Enjoy!!!!

  6. Grace4theday says:

    Living in CA where sour cherries are rare, I think gleaning s. cherries would be such a wonderful treat.  Marks favorite pie is s.cherry.  We have hauled them home frozed from Ind. by the cooler load!  We have tried to grow a tree, but after 3 failures we have given up…esp since we can get them picked, pitted, and frozen when we visit Ind.!  Happy eating!

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