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Flowering Thai Cherry

We have a Thai Cherry tree in the house garden just a couple of metres from our bedroom window.

 

Earlier this year it hosted nesting Sunbirds and Munias, which were great fun to observe from the window.

 

Now it is continuously flowering and bearing fruit. I do not believe it is related to the Western Cherry...it is evergreen...its fruit has a soft, segmented seed kernel...but the fruit looks and tastes quite like a sweet cherry.

Flowering Thai Cherry

We have a Thai Cherry tree in the house garden just a couple of metres from our bedroom window.

 

Earlier this year it hosted nesting Sunbirds and Munias, which were great fun to observe from the window.

 

Now it is continuously flowering and bearing fruit. I do not believe it is related to the Western Cherry...it is evergreen...its fruit has a soft, segmented seed kernel...but the fruit looks and tastes quite like a sweet cherry.

comments (16)

i like the flowers on this one, Ray.
Ray: I like the fact that the flowers and the ripe fruit can be seen in one shot, Ayush.
A lovely thing, Ray!
Ray: It is as you say, Elizabeth.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Nov 2017, 05:43
Jolies couleurs Ces cerises-là  se mangent elles ?
Ray: Oh oui ... le fruit est délicieux, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:28
Fascinating Ray but nothing like our prunus UK Cherry
Ray: The fruit is similar in size, shape, colour and taste to a common Western Cherry, Chris, but the tree and blossom demonstrate clearly that it is something else entirely.
To have these in your garden is heavenly then, Ray, in more ways than one. Lucky you.
Ray: Nice to be able to pluck a ripe fruit as I stroll by, Ginnie. Of course, the birds in the garden take their share also.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:47
It sounds as if your garden is just full of fruit for the picking, Ray. (I found myself looking for the hidden insect!)
Ray: It seems there is nearly always at least one fruit ready for plucking from the tree, Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Nov 2017, 06:52
Oh, blooms and fruits at the same time -your garden must be wonderful!
Ray: A strange but wonderful concept for me, Philine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Nov 2017, 07:18
The flowers are in an interesting set up.
Ray: They are not at all like Cherry Blossoms, Louis...and the pip in the fruit is also quite different [more like an apple core.
Belle photo qui permet de voir les deux etapes , floraison /fruit ..
Merci Ray
Bonne journée
Ray: Peu d'arbres fruitiers le font, Claudine ... Je pense que le climat pourrait dérouter les arbres pour qu'ils produisent continuellement des fleurs et des fruits ... les limes, les goyaves, les papayes agissent aussi de cette façon.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Nov 2017, 07:25
Now that is very pretty. A fine view if you can take you mind away from other matters in the bedroom.
Ray: No bicycles stored in our bedroom, Alan. smile
We will be seeing you on gardener's world one of these days Ray
Ray: Na is the Head Gardener, Bill...I am just the grunt!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Nov 2017, 09:54
Now if that was a Thai curry tree Ray, I would want one.
Ray: There is an Indian Curry Tree, Chad, but not a Thai equivalent.

You should have many of the ingredients necessary to make fresh Thai curry...perhaps lacking only fresh lemongrass [we have lots of that growing in the garden]. Na or her sister makes a fresh curry paste each morning...one of the first activities in the kitchen each day.
Lime trees have ripe fruit developing fruit and blossoms at the same time I have never understood this.
Ray: Several of our fruit trees [this cherry, lime, guava, star fruit,] have this behaviour, Mary.
It is a nice looking tree isn't it.
Ray: It is a good looking tree, Brian, and the little birds like to nest in it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Nov 2017, 17:18
Amazing shot and yes you are right, not often is there fruit and the blossom on one tree to be found. Do you eat the cherries??
Ray: Oh yes...they taste delicious, Astrid.
An no doubt makes a good jam smile There's a page about them here: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=3576.0
Ray: Thank you, Tom...very interesting information, and sounds like I should get a couple of these trees.

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