Thursday, 22 December 2016

Cherries!

A change from the holiday posts this post about Cherries here in Tasmania, Australia.

Always my late mother bought cherries for Christmas thus it was and is cherry season.  When mum passed on I didn't concern myself with cherries at Christmas time, my dad did it wasn't always convenient for me to get cherries from "The Cherry Shed" near where dad lived, but did once in awhile when he was alive.
It's just a large tin shed that has a cafe attached where the cherries are sold from December to the end of the season.
The last few years having really fancied cherries my husband and I called often in the season to buy cherries - this year the owners of the farm have lost 2/3rd of their crop due to the weather in spring, plus there are no cherries at the moment.

Today we bought some cherries at a fruit shop just down the hill from home - 24.99AUD a kilogram.
They got their cherries from Melbourne, Victoria.  The cows got into the local crop and ate them all :)


The cherries and below outside the Cherry Shed.



34 comments:

  1. The cherries look luscious! I hope your Christmas is wonderful...

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  2. That partly explains why cherries are so expensive this year. I don't mind cherries if they are very sweet.

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    1. these ones are sweet...hard not to eat them all in one helping, but holding back.

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  3. My Christmas fruit salad ALWAYS includes cherries. I don't like summer temperatures, but I do love summer fruit.

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    1. love summer if temp is no more than 35 C...we always try to put vherries in fruit salad too...just something about the colour in fruit salad let alone the taste...

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  4. When I see cherries I think of Jessica she loves her cherries

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  5. Those are very expensive cherries! I'm sure you will savor each one. I miss my cherry tree I left behind in Minnesota.

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    1. every cherry is just pure gold Cynthia. i bet you do miss that tree...too warm where you live now to grow one...

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  6. I love this fruit, but now in Spain it is not time for it.

    Kisses

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    1. summer time in your area you will have cherries...bit of a wait though.

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  7. When we lived in Brooklyn there was a cherry tree in our backyard that produced so many that we had to give some of them away. I miss it. The cherries came in July.

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    1. that's the problem with fruit on a tree, all comes at once for different teees. i miss having raspberries as my dad used to grow them and each week i would pick them for him and ourselves never running out of raspberries until the season finished.

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  8. Thank you for the cherries and the "Oh wow" shed.

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  9. Lovely post Dear!!!
    your mom seemed fond of this nice fruit !your dad and you must missed her a lot when she passed on.May their soul rest in peace .amen.
    i enjoyed reading about you purchasing of cherries and specially about cows that ate up the all fruits. actually it reminded me my native village where such incidents used to happen often and sometime people fought upon it by blaming others that their cattle spoiled our field etc.
    have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas ahead dear Margaret !

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    1. My dad and I did of course miss my mum, but now dad has gone to join her :)
      Thanks regarding Christmas and the same to you.

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  10. It is fun to splurge ($30.90) once in awhile. Makes one feel good.

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  11. Cherry season used to coincide with my third child's birthday and she almost always got cherries as part of her gift. This year the seasons and weather have been capricious and K had to wait for her cherries. But she's 40 now and didn't mind too much.
    I miss my cherry tree too.

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    1. Still not many cherries around unfortunately - hopefully next year there will be heaps.
      Traditions are often hard to break, but if so we have to accept it as your daughter does :)

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  12. I bought a pile of cherries today, along with everything else! Christmas is not Christmas without cherries (or without Licorice Allsorts!) :)

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    1. Well now you are talking - I love licorice allsorts :)

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