[gardeners] sweet cherries

margaret lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:50:55 -0600

Yesterday, Spartacus was cussed at because he barked and barked.  I finally
went into the living room to see what his problem was, and saw that he had
a real concern. A couple of neighbors were examining the neglected hybrid
tea I intended to take out this spring. It has a bunch of dead branches and
blossoming from below the graft to embarrass me, and it's loaded with
lovely, fragrant blossoms to call everyone's attention to it. The people
looking at it were neighbors and Master Gardeners, so I invited them inside.  

We had a nice chat, then they said they were going to his cousin's orchard
to pick sweet cherries. Did we want some?  Why, yes we did. They brought by
a bucket full of them this morning. Must be 5 lbs of sweet cherries. As for
variety, I'd guess Van, although I don't see any twinning of fruit like the
Van is prone to do. Most of the people in this area are not going to have
much fruit, thanks to late frosts. Now that you're salivating, I'll tell
you what our weather is like and forecast to be until Tuesday: high 70s,
humidity in low 20s and nights in the 40s.  Possibly some rain.Have a
beautiful and safe weekend.  Margaret L, in Boise, IDaho