Thursday, May 19, 2005

Green cherries

The dwarf "Stella" cherry tree is producing fruit! I'm so excited. We planted it about 4 or 5 years ago, and I know it does take a while for them to produce.

It had lots of blossoms this spring, but they appeared during a rainy gray cold spell, so I worried there wouldn't be many bees about to pollinate them, but my worrying was for nothing. There they are: green cherries. Yay! In July they will be red. I can't wait.

In the Bible, or maybe it's in old Jewish law, they say that you should pick off the unripe fruit from a young fruit tree for... I think it's 5 years.... or is it 7 years? before you allow it to bear fruit. I suppose it makes the tree stronger. I don't have the patience for that. Our peach tree produced bushels of peaches the first year, who could resist? They were so yummy too. - Sorry God!

But do cherry trees count? Because they make you wait naturally.

Should I state the obvious?

You could say they're virginal.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jonniker said...

I can't even BEGIN to tell you how jealous I am of your garden, trees and general beauty that you live near. Oh.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay Jonna! There you are! Where have you been?

I can't even begin to tell YOU how jealous I am of your humor and writing ability! Why don'tcha just visit me for Pete's sake? What do I have to do, give you a mapquest map to my house? LOL.

3:49 PM  
Blogger me said...

Hi, just blog cruising...nice photos. I have garden envy! :)

4:22 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Me... thank you very much! I will check out your blog too! :-)

4:41 PM  
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Love cherry trees! Miss our garden in London and the cherry tree there. Enjoy the lovely surroundings you have.

xoxo

12:10 PM  
Blogger Atreau said...

K,

You seriously have such a cool life! :)

Hugs,
Sand

6:33 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Hugs to you too Sand. Love, KM

7:01 PM  
Blogger katiedid said...

I love cherry trees. My parents had a nice row of them growing out front of their house, and I cannot adequately describe how torn up everyone was when they had to be removed (they were old and diseased, sadly).

3:59 PM  

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