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I am wondering if someone on this wonderful Web Site can help me.
As a young boy living in The Adelaide Hills during the 1970's my grandmother grew a tree (bush) called a pie cherry.
It had a small fruit and had a wonderful intense cherry flavour. I don't believe that we ever ate them raw but when cooked up into jam or pie filling they had the most wonderful cherry flavour and a deep dark glossy purple/black colour.

My grandparents farm has been sold long ago and the garden is gone.
Sentimentality has set in for me and I would love to have a pie cherry in my garden. Older people I speak to remember the plant well but despite searching for years I cannot find any reference to or supplier of the plant.
It may not have even been part of the cherry family.
If anyone can assist me in my search or remembers the plant I would be eternally grateful.
Kind regards
Andy.
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17th June 2019 1:17pm
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Joel15 says...
Hi Andy,

Pie cherries are sour cherries, such as morello and Kentish. Can't think of anything else grown here in the hills that it could be...
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18th June 2019 2:36pm
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denise1 says...
Pie cherry usually refers to the sour cherries, a real cherry but with less sweetness but good flavour for cooking. Daleys sell the sweet cherries only.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Hi, can you think any more about the plant, ie was it a fruit tree, like cherry or plum, or was it a garden bush ?

Is it linked to any other culture, ie German residents of the Adelaide Hills ?
You might also enquire with the SA rare fruit society
http://rarefruit-sa.org.au/
Even the Adelaide Hills CWA,or old local cookbooks might have info.
Any chance the trees are still there ?
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23rd June 2019 8:21pm
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Pie Cherry says...
Howdy Jakfruit Etiquette,

Unfortunately I was only a small boy when the Pie Cherry plants were growing on my grandparents farm.

The farm changed hands many years ago and the trees are long gone.

My grandma did have German Heritage so that may be an interesting place to look

I can remember picking the fruit myself so I don't think they were growing on a large tree. I don't believe they were what we would consider as a sour cherry.

The fruit from the bushes were an incredibly dark and glossy purple (almost black) colour when cooked.

I really appreciate your help.

Kind regards

Andy.

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