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Prunus Avium (Wild Cherry)


By Telme8

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Wal

We have a wild cherry tree we planted in a little cops on the farm and this year it is loaded with yellow and red cherries they are sweet to the taste, but before we make jam or eat too many can anyone tell me if they are safe to eat. We have never had fruit on it before and it seems a pit to waste them

On plant Prunus Avium (Wild Cherry)




It is an edible fruit - though they're not always that sweet!

28 Jul, 2009


Perfectly fine. The Latin 'avium' simply means 'bird' so this is often called the bird cherry. It is one of the ancestors of the cultivated cherry, but has been eaten for thousands of years, so I don't think you should have any problems.
Our wild cherry plum, prunus cerasifera, also fruited this year and like your prunus avium, had delightfully sweet fruit.

28 Jul, 2009

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