Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cherry Picking (さくらんぼ)

Usually every year we go cherry picking before Christmas. However since this year the weather here got warmer later than previous years and it was like winter some of the days, cherry and its relative ripen late. We have been checking when the Forest Range in Adelaide Hill will open for cherry picking this year. We went cherry picking on boxing day. Previous years, it closed after Christmas. What I observe is that usually cherry are grown at slope areas.

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Cherry trees under the nets to protect from birds. There are 2 types of cherries grown here, Red cherry and White cherry. The red cherry are grown on the upper part and white cherry below. The fee entrance is $3 for adult and $2 for children and you can eat as many as you can and to bring back home is $6 per-kilogram.

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The red cherries which is so much sweeter than the white ones.

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Dracula kid, don’t forget to bring some towel to wipe off the stain and wear dark clothing for cherry picking. Rayyan mouth still red even though after I wiped, should have bring some wet towel alongSmile.

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Like Christmas tree decoration the white cherries.

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We started cherry picking from the top so after eating all those very sweet red cherries until you don’t one to see another one anymore and walking towards downhill it was a refreshing taste for white cherry which is less sweet but still taste nice.

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We brought home almost 7 Kilograms of cherries. The drive back home was a bit winding and upsetting for the stomach with too much cherry for one day. But it was a fun day.

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Makarimi Abdullah said...

Wow ....very interesting! I dream to be there ;-) One of my favorite fruit, here so expensive and quite difficult to find in the market.
Looks your family really love have this nature adventure. Rayyan also really love this cherries.
Happy holiday to you and family ;-)

Barbara Jean said...

this is great thanks for the pics.

barbara jean

p3chandan said...

I wish Im there picking cherries with you and family! Look at Rayyan..enjoying himself tremendously! Diana you mentioned white cherries, but I only see red cherries there..

miruku said...

Where they get the huge netting and where is the white cherries hehe ive never seen one before

Ayu Mahayu said...

Oh My God!!! This is one of my dreams - picking cherries/ apples/ grapes. I can even offer myself to work for free at the farm. I love cherries very much. But damn expensive in Malaysia.

rainfield61 said...

I could not resist to imagine how nice I am to eat all these cherries.

Sue Garrett said...

We have a cherry tree on our plot that has to be netted too - the birds love them - last year was the first real harvest though.

Kathy said...

Oh my! I wish there were cherry trees here to pick! They look luscious! We have peaches, apples, blueblerries, blackberries, pears, figs, some weird sounding grapes - scuppernongs and muscadines and strawberries - can't wait for spring now! :) The little one is adorable!!!

Mr. H. said...

That looks like so much fun, what a great way to spend the afternoon. Hope you picked lots.:)

fer said...

It must have been great to go Cherry picking! Those cherries look very tasty!

Hope you had a nice merry Christmas and hope you have a happy new year too!

One said...

I am sure it was fun. Even Rayyan picked those cherries. He must have loved them. Happy New Year!

kitchen flavours said...

Gosh! Envy, envy! Love cherries! As you know, it is darn expensive over here! Always dream of plucking apples, oranges, apricots, peaches, cherries, blueberries, raspberries..list goes on! Maybe tonight I will ... in my dream! Wishing you and your family A Happy New Year!

Donnie said...

What a fun trip to the cherry orchards. Happy New Year.

agreenearth said...

How special to pick your own cherries.

My name is Riet said...

What a great time you had. Imagine cherry picking in December. All we have is snow these days.
Happy New year

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

We have cherry trees on our little farm and harvest them around Memorial Day. You can see mine here:

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Eliza @ Appalachian Feet said...

We just had snow so it's hard to imagine anything as delightful as cherry picking this time of year! I'm glad you had a good time. :)

Autumn Belle said...

Cherries are very expensive here. I have never seen real cherries hanging on trees. I have to use artificial ones for my Chinese New Year decorations. I'd be glad to know what you did with so many cherries. Happy New Year 2011 to you and family and the best of health for baby Ryan!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

P3chandan, Milka~ the last pictures is what they called white cherry. It is still red in colour but paler then the red cherry which is maroonish in colour.

Autumn Belle~ I thought of googling to find ways to preserve them or make a cake and decorate the cherry on top. amazingly those 7kilos of cherry were finished rather quick.

Thank you for the wish everyone and I hope you have a good holidays as well.

Carol said...

Those Cherries look delicious! Your little one sure seems to enjoy. ;>) They are so tempting I can see how one could eat too much! Happy New Year!! Many Blessing in 2011.