How to Harvest Bitter Cherry

Bitter cherries image by Terry Spivey, USDA Forest Service

Harvest the bitter cherry (Prunus emarginata) by pulling the cherries off the tree and placing them in a bucket. These cherries are inedible when raw, but can be used for jams.

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Photo by: Terry Spivey, USDA Forest Service