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    Default Cherry trees with red leaves, any ideas

    We've got a tree in the garden which we've always assumed is ornamental. However, this year it's full of fruits, all look like cherries with cherry like stones in the middle.

    I've tasted one and they taste like a cross between cherries and tiny plums. They're the same as cherries inside so I'm working on the basis that if it looks like, tastes like and feels like a cherry it probably is.

    Bark is cherry like also but I've never seen one with red leaves.

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    Ooh, it sounds like the same one we have overhanging our drive. It has deep burgundy leaves. I just noticed today it has a lot of fruit, never seen them in previous years.
    I briefly considered tasting it, but got distracted -you're one step ahead of me Tony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirlthegirl43 View Post
    By George, she's got it! Ta Shirl and it's not astringent at all so I think we'll be picking and soaking the fruit in kirsch for Xmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyF View Post
    By George, she's got it! Ta Shirl and it's not astringent at all so I think we'll be picking and soaking the fruit in kirsch for Xmas!
    Ooh, yummy! We got one cherry on our tree this year - I think I will leave it for the birdies to fight over
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyF View Post
    By George, she's got it! Ta Shirl and it's not astringent at all so I think we'll be picking and soaking the fruit in kirsch for Xmas!
    Oh, that's not the same as mine, our one is much deeper red in colour.

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    So is mine but I think it's the same family.
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    Aha, the plot thickens, it's NOT a chokeberry it's a cherry plum - the pics are an exact match!

    Cherry plum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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