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question about flavor of Montmorency cherries

 
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Our Montmorency cherry tree is the only tree we ever bought (everything else is either native, started from seed, suckers etc.) It bloomed and is covered in fruit and a bit of bird net so we get some too. We are picking a few at reddish orange, they are soft and juicy and some just pull of of the seed...but there is no cherry flavor....no flavor at all really. I grew up in Illinois eatting sourcherries off of the tree and this is not the flavor I remember. I wonder if it is too hot here or maybe they are under ripe or over ripe??? It has been a really rainy spring...maybe too wet?
 
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Judith

I can't tell for sure , but here where I stay we almost without it rain , so we kind of manage irrigation , so when the tree is with a lot of water , fruits
don't taste that good , so maybe it's too much rain like you mentioned
 
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Thank you, Mostafa, I do think it is the rains. We let them get as ripe and red as we could and then picked the whole tree just this morning. They are very juicey, slip off the stem easily and still not much flavor. We have pitted them all and are dehydrating them and NOW I am smelling a cherry smell:)
I guess drying is concentrating what flavor is there.
 
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Judith

I would like to add something , in grape , if we don't pick up them in their due time , and let them stay over on the shrub , grape lose it's good taste

someone told me once the shrub would take back the sugar from the fruit
 
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