The cherries are late this year, but they are here – a welcome sight after last year’s late threatening frost and this summer’s rain. The weather service announced that the first six months of 2008 were the wettest first six months of the year on record – we’ve never had a Jan-June stretch of wetter weather.
This is a North Star cherry tree – the other variety – Montmorency still has green balls for fruit. This tree has already been picked a couple of days and has plenty more cherries ready to pick. These cherries make great pies and jams.