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17 July 2011 @ 07:57 pm
Urban Orchard  
Tonight Michael and I picked 60 cherries from the tree growing on our balcony, which we planted just over 6 years ago (it was literally just a stick then).

This is the 4th year the tree has borne fruit. The first yielded only a few shrivelled cherries which weren't edible (we hadn't watered it enough right after the flowering stage), the next year about 20, last year saw about 40, and this year 60 so far. There are about 20 left on the tree still ripening. I pitted the ones we picked, and we celebrated our urban bounty over vanilla ice cream. We'll be able to do so for at least 2 more nights, and in a week's time we should be able to pick the last few.

By my calculations, if we get a minimum of 100 cherries next year, we can not only have a night's ice cream sundaes, but an entire pie as well. YEAH!!

Now we just have to wait for our 2-year old mandarin orange tree (grown from a rare pit found in a Christmas orange) to mature. :)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Lilylilitha on July 19th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
That is so exciting!
d_sdonnaidh_sidhe on July 19th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)