Saturday, August 15, 2015

what kind of cherry tree is this?

I need some help figuring out what kind of cherry tree I have.  Actually, I have three of them.

I had no idea they were cherry trees until my sister visited a few weeks ago.  She commented on the tree, saying it looked like cherries.  Rather than look it up, she took one off the tree and ate it; she's brave! She said they are very tart and taste like a cherry. She didn't get sick or drop dead, so I'm certain these cherries are safe to eat.  I tried one today myself, now that they appear to be more mature, and they're extremely tart and firm.

I tried looking it up online using a website that asks a series of questions and show me pictures, but the final result doesn't seem to be correct.  Based on some photos I found online, I'm thinking plain old wild cherries, but could be something else.

So, does anyone know what kind of cherries I have?  I'd love to know, because I now have dreams of making lots of cherry pies!

The cherry is firm, very tart, and has a yellow tint on one side.

The cherries are in bunches of 2 and 3, sometimes 4. 
The leaves are serrated, but the teeth are rounded.

Here's the bark.  (Excuse Lou - he's relaxing in the shade today.)


  1. I don't know what kind of cherries they are, but as long as you know they are tart, all you have to do is make sure you add enough sugar to your pie!

  2. The outie end makes it look like a little apple, though. Is it possible that it is a tiny crabapple? That speckling is more apple-ish.

  3. I'm pretty sure it's a cherry. I bit one and it has a pit. I can't wait to make a pie!