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Cherry blossom

Durone di Cesena cherry tree

It’s not a patch on the pink cherry blossom in Japan, but still quite impressive I would say.

This is one of our two Durone di Cesena cherry trees; we planted a third cherry tree of a different sort, but I don’t know what variety it is.

There’s a place in Foligno where, every Summer, a lady sells Durone di Cesena cherries out of the back of her car. They are absolutely delicious – the best sort of cherry you could imagine. Apparently her brother has a whole orchard of nothing but cherry trees.

Our trees, however, have never had a single cherry between them. Well, I tell a lie: last year they each had a couple of deformed ones that the birds ate.

So let’s hope this is their big year.

I have a funny suspicion that it won’t be. It always seems that the weather changes just when the cherry blossom comes out. Along with apple blossom, it’s the last to open.

When I took the photo there weren’t many bees around, which might have been just because it was evening, or it might have been because they weren’t venturing out at all due to the weather.

The blossom had the most glorious scent, though. I wonder if it was my imagination, or did it actually smell like cherries?

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  1. April 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    One day this little tree will grow up and be amazing 🙂

    • Damaris
      April 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you, I hope so too!

  1. May 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

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