[NAFEX] Chokecherries

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Fri Sep 9 09:27:18 EDT 2011


Right, chokecherries grow on bushes here about 6 feet high. 
Chokecherries are too astringent and it takes a lot of sugar to make
the juice tolerable.  Then the juice leaves a unpleasant taste in my
mouth.  

---- Original Message ----
From: jimfruth at charter.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Chokecherries
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:17:49 -0500

>mIEKAL wrote, "I'm curious how you pick chokecherries?  Usually I see
>the 
>good looking fruit on very tall trees.  Do you have planting that you
>keep
>pruned shorter or are picking wild trees?"
>
>    Either you are looking at Wild Black Cherry, Prunus serotina,
>which 
>grows up to 60' tall and closely resembles chokecherry in fruiting
>habit, or 
>your chokecherry trees get taller than they do here.  Here,
>chokecherry 
>trees die before they grow taller than 15'.  When picking, we pull
>the trees 
>down like the bears do.  Chokecherry is quite flexible and rarely
>break.
>
>Jim Fruth
>Brambleberry Fruit Farm
>4002 Davis Street
>Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
>1-218-831-7018 (My Cell)
>
>
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