I spotted something red on Cherry Cherry

Looking strong.

Looking strong.

Before we packed Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle as the last item to fit into the car Friday night in the driveway of the Little Bitty, I took one last walk around the grounds to admire what my dear wife Karen and I had come up with this near-summer of 2015 in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.

I stared at new arrival Cherry Cherry, the little Snow Fountain I’ve given plenty of space to here so far.

Healthy.

Healthy.

She is doing well, I thought, as something red caught my eye and pulled me in for closer examination.

I called out to Karen. She’s already seen this on her last watering of the gardens.

What is that?

What is that?

Is our non-fruit-bearing Snow Fountain developing cherries?

Karen thinks not. She says it’s something else on those branches. Off-peak little berries of some sort that we haven’t researched enough to discover.

I don’t know. They look awfully similar to little cherries to me. I will look further onto these branches when we get back.

Thank you to Good Neighbor Tim and his Wonderful Wife Lorraine for keeping their eagle eyes on the Little Bitty while we are in Cape Cod.

Do you think our Snow Fountain by the name of Cherry Cherry is shooting off cherry cherries or something else? Do you think the tree is looking good in season one? What fruit have you grown in your yard, and was it edible?

57 thoughts on “I spotted something red on Cherry Cherry

  1. I want those to be edible cherry cherries! I do not have any fruit trees at this house, though my across-the-street neighbor has a loquat tree in her front yard that I covet. πŸ˜‰

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  2. I’m not sure about the cherries, Mark, but we have lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees in our yard. I thought I had a lime tree…but they were immature lemons. That’s why you’ll receive no cherry opinion from me πŸ˜€

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  3. I certainly hope it’s Bing cherries – I love those! It does seem unusual for a just-planted tree to bear fruit in the first year though. Then again, what do I know, Mark? ❀
    Diana xo

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  4. i have no idea, but i’d guess, ‘cherries?’ i used to have apple and pear trees and raspberries and strawberries and made pies galore. good thing i’m now only growing herbs. )

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  5. We have a plethora of citrus on our land. Lemons, Limes, Coconuts, Bananas, plus I have an herb garden, as well as a large gardens with tomatoes, peas, beans, peppers, lettuce, zucchini (out the woo hoo-soon) and who said you don’t grow anything other than oranges, grapefruits in sunny Florida???

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  6. We live in the middle of apple-growing heaven, Carrie, so we leave that to the professionals. Our purposefully downsized yard is too small for any of that, really, so our aspirations are more toward the scenic. Imagine our surprise at these cherries. πŸ™‚ I like your idea for citrus. But like you, I’d cringe at the thought of upheaval (yet),

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  7. I’d love to have a fruit tree, but we don’t. Not that we could have much for fruit trees in NE Ohio. Maybe an apple tree. But I’ve always loved the idea of a citrus tree in my backyard. But then, that would mean I’d have to move…

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  8. I don’t know much about fruit trees. I hope you do share whatever you find out.
    I’ve only seen huge cherry trees and how the birds loved the fruit. I had a purple plumb tree that took forever to get started and then shot up like a fruit tree on steroids. Even a nine-foot ladder wasn’t high enough to pick all the fruit at the top. The raccoons had a party hanging onto the branches scarfing up the plums I couldn’t reach in fall.

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  9. She is just living up to her name! Cherry, Cherry! She is looking mighty fine. I have a potted lime tree in AZ. I have had currants, plums, apples, and cherries too. (actually my Mom and Dad) But I had to pick them though!

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    • A potted lime is perfect for Corona Light in the Arizona desert, I think, Nancy. And all the fruit picking for your parents is what got you rugged for the exploring you do with your sweet, sweet man nowadays, right? πŸ™‚

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  10. I’ve never seen a cherry tree to look like that one, although it’s a pretty tree. In my yard, I’ve grown cherries, peaches, apples and plums. All fruits edible. We no longer have the cherry tree. But when we did, the birds beat us to the ripe cherries. 😦

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  11. Saki sure has adjusted well. She is looking fine. In fact your whole yard looks healthy an happy Mark. Well done. πŸ˜€

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