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Can anyone advise me on what to do with all these cherries ?? And can i pick the unripe ones in a personal battle with big BIRD !

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mooshy1970 Thu 07-Jul-11 13:03:37

Last year the birds got every single cherry over avout 2 days 1
This year we have put huge piece of organza and now massive strips of tin foil all over the tree, but the same little GIT of a bird is living in my tree and scoffing the lot !
Half are ready and other half are green just turning red a little.
My question is... if i pick the lot can i ripen them with an overripe banana like i did tomatoes so we get them before BIG BIRD ?
I think but not sure they are cooking cherries, although dd has eaten about ten and was fine. Anyway how can i use / store them ?
Was hoping i could somehow freeze them for future pies crumbles etc ?
They do look lovely ! x

4merlyknownasSHD Thu 07-Jul-11 13:30:08

Jam! Wonderful.

Can you pop the bird off with an air rifle?

mooshy1970 Thu 07-Jul-11 14:01:43

Have just found a really easy jam recipe thanks.
And no !

TaffetaBeauxbatons Fri 08-Jul-11 13:27:59

Cherry clafoutis mmmmmmmm

Don't pick til ripe

Try filling the bird up with other stuff. Put some about to turn other fruit out for it.

SexyDomesticatedDab Mon 11-Jul-11 12:42:45

We picked the last of our cherries over the weekend 4.5kg! Made jam and will do compote / cherries in syrup with rest. We'd aleready been eating them over rthe last couple of weeks. A big blackbird had found our tree this weekend so we had to act fast. Normallyu our cat keeps the birds off - this one kept coming early in morning and waking us up too.

karmakameleon Mon 11-Jul-11 21:14:51

Cherry brandy. Just had a taste of last years this week and it was delicious.

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