When you live in a cold climate like I do, any fruit we can grow seems extra special. My mother-in-law has two cherry trees on her acreage, and every year I look forward to harvesting those trees. Sour cherries have come a long way since the Nanking cherries of my youth. I love the newer U of S varieties!
The bush with smaller cherries was ready a week earlier, so I made three and a half jars of jam with those. This year I ran my cherries through the mini blender, and I am much happier with how the jam turned out. This week the big cherries were ready, so that means it’s time for the annual pie!