In the wonderful area where I live, there are orchards all around us. Many of them are cherry orchards. I don’t know about you, but even in the winter, I still think the orchards are a beautiful site to behold.
Those rolling hills in the background always turn green in late November.
And when the fruit trees start to bloom, I find myself driving from one orchard to the next to see the changing trees.
My poor family spends more time in the car while I am snapping photos than I would like to admit!
It was raining on this day and I still couldn’t resist!
Cherry Season in Brentwood means that everything else is just around the corner! It’s the beginning of it ALL. I have a friend who is more than mildly cherry-obsessed. On the Saturday before Mother’s Day in May, I called her husband to tell him that “SEKO RANCH HAS CHERRIES!”. She was out of town but he drove down to the orchard so that when she got home on Monday, she could have some of the first cherries of the season!
The first cherries to come in are the Burlats. The Burlat cherries are just there to hold us over until the Corals come in. The Corals are sweeter, crisper, juicier and just better all around!
Just look at those beautiful Cherries! After the Coral cherries, the Bings come in and then lastly, the Texas Giants and the RAINIERS!!! (Can you tell which cherries are my favorites?) I grew up near Mt. Rainier in Washington State and I remember going to Pike Place Market on Saturdays as a teenager and getting Rainier Cherries for the first time when I was about sixteen years old. I’ve loved them ever since! They even have a new Strawberry Rainier variety, but I prefer the original.
Very soon I’ll share one of my favorite cherry recipes with you and show you my favorite thing about Cherry Season in the Delta!
I feel sorry for anyone around me tonight, I keep singing Cherry O’ Baby by UB40!
Posted on July 27th, 2010 by katiedidit
Filed under: our little town