Near the top of the picture you can see (just barely) the tree little cherries that had already set on before the frost. I guess that means I don’t have to worry about tenting the tree with netting to keep the birds away from the ripening fruit.
The tree is a self-pollinating variety called Stella, so we only needed one tree. We have had it planted for three years now. Last year was our first harvest and it was a constant battle between humans and avians. It was a fierce struggle, the birds won. I was determined that this year would be different. Well, I got what I wanted….