Many people grow up on this island, Newfoundland, thinking the only cherries growing here are pin cherries (a.k.a. choke cherries), tiny little things that have no sweetness, hardly any flesh, and an attraction only to birds or show-offs.
But some of us are lucky enough to live in little microclimates that allow for sweet cherries to grow. Like our garden.
These are not huge cherries, but each is between 1.5 and 2 cm across, about eight times the diameter of the choke cherry. And each is very juicy.