Found something new in the Henry Field's seed and plant catalog. It is a wild black cherry tree. I have never seen one for sale before.
Grandma Great had one in her front yard and used to make jam with the cherries. She said she watched birds come eat them, then fall out of the tree onto the ground like they were drunk.
I found a wild cherry tree by the lake once. It was very gnarled and old, but had a few cherries still attached. The aroma of wild cherry was something I'll never forget. So strong and wonderful. I can't wait to get mine. I'll just have to be careful where I plant it because these trees can reach 80 feet tall. I am excited about this tree. I'm going to make jams, liqueurs, tarts, syrups... The juice has been used for ages as a cough remedy and the bark can be used too. I will have to read up on why the birds get drunk from eating the cherries. Don't want druggy birds flying around the farm.