A Harvest of Henson Cherries
The Henson Cherry bushes were a bit of the splurge when we planted the first year. The color was what made we grab them, with the caveat that they would also produce cherries! Not that I’ve ever had a Henson cherry or know what they taste like. Well that question is now answered. We had our first harvest of cherries from the bushes… and the verdict is they remind me of concord grapes. When ripe they have a nice tangy sweetness but the texture is very pulpy. Which is 100% how I remember a concord to taste. Looking forward to future harvests where I can turn these into a pie,…
Breathing a sigh of relief today. I was worried cutting the Hanson Cherry Bush back down to the root but it looks to have been the right choice. It means our 2nd bush won’t be pollinated this year but I’m trying to think long term. Snow and Ice damage is nothing to take lightly.
We have Cherries!
Its official, I see little green cherries forming! I’ll have to figure out what netting to put up to keep the birds away but for today I’m going to enjoy the simple fact that we’re growing Cherries!!! The orchard is officially in business, so to say. I’m thinking we also have some blueberries as well but I’ll have to watch longer before making that call.
Cherry Bush Down
As it turns out we didn’t loose any plantings over the winter but one of the Hanson Cherry Bushes snapped 80% of the way through the main trunk. I was hoping with a little wrapping it would heal up but alas after seeing the new growth it was obvious it needed to be trimmed to regrow from the base. A small set back but happy to have not lost the bush in full.
Cherry Blossoms! and more
Spring blossoms are so rewarding! I love enjoying the outdoors but there is something especially nice in seeing plants mature and thrive. Last year we got a few apple blossoms but nothing from the Cherry Trees. This year 2 of the cherry trees have a few dozen blossoms. Wait a few years and the whole yard will be a bloom! Take a moment and stroll the yard with me.