We have two cherry trees out back, one slightly more tart than the other. It produces a week before its northern brother.
About two weeks ago I noticed Tree One was loaded and ripe. Because its fruit is not as tasty, I put off picking. And then I noticed its fruit was gone.
Tree Two came on as usual about a week later. It was groaning with dark red fruit.
I’m not missing my window this year, I promised myself. This weekend, for sure, I’ll go out and pick. I didn’t.
One day there were cherries. The next, they were gone, cherry pits all over the ground.
It’s not the birds’ fault, it’s mine for assuming I had lots of time.
What are your assumptions? Does your tree still have fruit? Will you regret not having picked cherries while you could?