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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Record Breaking Cherries?

This year our greenhouse has been a huge success, especially in the fruit department.  Our cherries have grown fantastically; so big that we thought we should see what the record for cherry size is.

One of three cherry trees in our greenhouse.

Picked from the tree in the morning, and on the table at lunch...could they come much fresher? 

These cherries have very small stones.  Almost the whole thing is flesh. 

Guinness World Records give the heaviest cherry in the world as 21.69 g (0.76 oz).  The record was set in 2003 in Italy.  Br. Jean Marie, F.SS.R. places the contender on the scale.  He has done much of the work in the greenhouse.

Look at that!  Without even trying we have a cherry weighing in at 19 g (0.67 oz), just 2.69 g off the world record!  Could these be the heaviest cherries in Scotland?

The average weight for this years cherries has been 16g (0.56 oz).

Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? Matthew 6:26

Thanks be to God for the wonderful gifts he has provided us with!


Anonymous said...

they look delicous!

Another said...

Wow, yes, they look great! Packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants to keep you healthy.The good Lord knows how to take care of his own.

Do you know what variety your cherry trees are? Do they self-pollenate, or is this abundance the result of a lot of hard work with the paintbrush?

Transalpine Redemptorists said...

Dear Anonymous,
The 19 gram cherry is from the self-pollinating ‘Stella’ variety, but we also have a couple of other cherry trees that require cross pollination with a paintbrush, and yes it does involve a lot of hard work!

umblepie said...

Come on, they're not cherries, they're plums!

Tula said...

What a wonderful gift from our Good God for you all! I am happy to see it!
God bless you and makes you happy all the days!!!
Tula Brazil

Michelle Therese said...

They are deffinately record breaking when it comes to flavor!!

Anne (aussieannie) said...

I hope you one day, break the record, won't that be an interesting read? Cherries grown at the top of Scotland, on a little island dedicated to Christ, raised by monks...I look forward to that day.

Philip Gerard Johnson said...

no news on the kiwis? :)

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