Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cherry Blossoms OH YES


Most people will not know what these flowers are. I grew up with my Grandmothers yard full of these cherry shrubs that can grow to 30 and 40 feet wide and tall. The cherries are shapped like tiny punkins and bright and dark red, almost black. When we came to visit I ate my self sick from the hedge that was 100 foot long, hiding the view between her house and the house next door.

I remember eating the cherries but don't remember these gorgeous flowers at all. But then I had no camera and was distracted from by the Mangos, Bananas, Lemons, Kumquats that grew in her yard. And her sisters house had groves of fruits. Paradise.

For the first time our Cherry Tree is blooming. Bob got a cutting from a friend about 5 years ago, we thought it might never have cherries.  We are so excited.


Click Here to see what the cherries will look like.  My grandmother called them Cherry Shrubs, the world calls them Surinam Cherries. thank you for the info Yamimi. They are used in home gardens, and if not trimmed will become immense.  THEY TASTE DEVINE


17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

Sargent cherries...why don't they sell them in stores like the bing and ranier? I have never heard of them. But Phil adores cherries, and buys lots in season. He would go nuts. The blooms are beautiful!

Ann said...

When I first read your title I read Cherry Blossoms OH as in OHIO. I thought what the heck is she doing in Ohio.
I've never seen a cherry that looked like that before. The blossoms sure are pretty.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Sorry Sandra - what you have there is Pitanga - Surinam Cherry, sometimes even called the Florida cherry. Different species altogether from the Prunus genus which is what most of the rest of the world knows as the cherry. This is a very interesting article. The main thing is 'yummy'!!! YAM xx

From the Kitchen said...

Our area has lots of different cherries (none yet) but I've never heard of these. Very interesting and pretty.

Best,
Bonnie

eileeninmd said...

Good morning,

I love cherries, sweet not sour. The blossoms are pretty. I have never heard of this species. Enjoy your day!

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what very pretty blooms...
Now inquiring minds want to know if you will be sharing the cherry bounty?
Hugs Cecilia

Anonymous said...

I have always wondered what these are when I see them bloom early each spring. Enjoyed reading about them - thx!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was paradise! I wish I had those in my back yard although I know that most fruit trees are messy and you get way more then you could ever eat. Thanks for the link.

photowannabe said...

This is a new cherry for me too.
It sounds delicious and the flowers are gorgeous.
Our cherry tree died ...so sad....
before that it was always a race to see who got the fruit first...us or the birds...they won more times than not!

DawnTreader said...

Oh wow. Hope you get the berries before the birds do... :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those flowers are exquisite. I am waiting to hear about the cherries as they ripen.

Hootin' Anni said...

First...love the owl in youe previous post. Too bad you missed the photo op!

And I just photographed a cherry shrub - blossoms in a park downtown today...ironica

Karen said...

Beautiful blossoms. So nice that you have fruit trees there. I remember a friend having bright red cherry trees in GA. They looked so yummy but when I picked one the fruit was very tart.

Mevely317 said...

Wow. After that awful drought y'all experienced, it's so neat that the cherry tree is blooming. You're right, they DO resemble miniature pumpkins!

I, too, once ate myself sick. Except my cherries came from the TasteeFreeze truck. Even when I was in my 50's, mother could 'pull my chain' by saying the word, "Cherries" and watching me grimace.

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Cherries are my favorite berry...but I dont think I have ever tasted this type..I love the way the fruit looks like little pumpkins!

diane b said...

I have never heard of these before. I hope you have many cherries. Nice blossom shots

jandi said...

it must be one of the most exciting things to anticipate nature's bounty...