I was out to the house today to forcibly remove tent-caterpillar-infested branches from the pear and apple trees... I also wanted to pick some of the cherries - thinking that I would get a good bunch of them.
They aren't cherries! They're plums! Mum thinks they are Damson plums - they are small, with red/yellow skins and yellow flesh. They are the size of large cherries & very sweet. I denuded 3 branches and filled my container completely. The tree is still COVERED in them and I will need to remove a LOT more in order to be certain the back yard doesn't end up being a mass grave for plums and a breeding ground for wasps (and an attraction for bears, come to think of it!)
I'm thinking I will half & de-stone them and then just freeze them until I can make time to make jam... I need to look up recipes for Damson Plum Jam!
And really, I *should* be studying!!!
With love across the waters,