Xiaofan
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Sour Cherry???

Hi all,

I'm not sure if anyone can help but I'm desperately looking for some fresh sour cherries for a girl I'm in love with. She lived in Moldova for her childhood and moved to the US at a very young age. She would always talk about the taste of fresh sour cherries with an unforgettable smile but I just could not find it anywhere.

At this point I'm still waiting to hear back from a few farms that I've been calling but the season is so short and I'm getting desperate. I live in Palo Alto, CA and I'm willing to drive or even fly to wherever there's fresh sour cherry. But I do have a job and need to work so if there's any place within the bay area or in California it'd be great. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!

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Re: Sour Cherry???

So you aren't looking to grow sour (pie) cherries, just buy them?

Not going to be easy where you are located. They are very cold hardy and need a period of cold dormancy. They don't like long hot summers or winters with warm periods. Most of the tart cherries grown in the United States come from Michigan — there are fewer than 10 acres in California (https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-farme ... story.html).

I expect your best bet would be to locate some of those Michigan growers and see if they can express ship fresh cherries to you.

one is here:

https://www.cherrygrowers.net/ Cherry Growers, Inc., is a major fruit processor located in Michigan, the heartland of fruit production, yet is able to deliver to your doorstep. We are a grower-owned cooperative comprised of growers throughout Michigan who deliver apples and cherries from their orchards. Cherry Growers, Inc. (CGI) has been taking care of our customers since 1939.

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Re: Sour Cherry???

I think you are looking for prunus ceasus which is a sour cherry tree native to Europe and Asia and used in pies.

The link below is to a company that carries them. It allows you to enter your zip code to see if it will grow where you live.

https://www.starkbros.com/tags/sour-cherry-trees
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Re: Sour Cherry???

imafan26 wrote:I think you are looking for prunus ceasus which is a sour cherry tree native to Europe and Asia and used in pies.

The link below is to a company that carries them. It allows you to enter your zip code to see if it will grow where you live.

https://www.starkbros.com/tags/sour-cherry-trees
The OP was looking to buy them, not grow them.
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Re: Sour Cherry???

Ah, did not get that. Thanks. I get my cherries out of a can.
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