Three of us picked some Evans Cherries (sour cherries) this evening. Two trees yielded three 4 Litre pails in about 3/4 hour of picking. Luckily, we just finished just before the rain.
Here’s a picture of Fernando, our newest volunteer, stretching to reach those cherries.
The cherries looked beautifully red and shiny – but they were very tart, as one curious neighbour discovered when she tasted one. The expression on her face was priceless – as was her comment “You’re gonna need a lot of sugar for those!”
As always, we split our haul three ways between the homeowner, the volunteers and a community group. In addition to the small batch of cherries and some recipes, we added some green, yellow and burgundy beans from the garden.
When I arrived, there was a lot of interest in the beans but very little in the cherries – they all thought they were too sour. I trust that word will get around and someone will find something delicious to make with them.
Stay tuned for what Aleta and Fernando decided to make with their cherries.