|Xavier, Naomi and Rhiannon with stella cherry earings.|
Stella cherries. That might not mean anything to anyone except me (and Glen).
We bought the tree for our front yard because they are a kind of cherry tree that can produce fruit without other cherry trees nearby. We only had room for one tree. I think they call it self-fertile or self-pollinating.
These cherries are also know as bird cherries because the birds will steal them all.
A few years the birds have stripped the tree in one day.
Several times we have looked at the tree and thought, "oh, let's just give those cherries one more day in the sun to ripen up." And then the next day they are all gone.
Not this year. We hung old CD's in the tress to scare off the birds. We have also been picking all red ones every morning.