- JoAnn Coffino Jan 15, 2002 06:19 PM
I am in need of Michigan sour cherries. Does anyone know of a local source (frozen without sugar will be fine)
re: gordon wing
Being from Indiana and having sour cherry trees all over the place (we used to put nets on the trees to keep the birds out), I'm always looking for them too.
Unfortunately, this is not the season to find them and, after asking lots of vendors and produce people, I was told they are 'a midwest commodity' without a lot of call for them out here. So I usually resort to the canned variety. Look for the brand name 'Oregon' I believe. They're not cheap and the texture is not as good as fresh or frozen but the taste is there.
Sour cherries are easier to find than black raspberries. Believe me. Everybody thinks I'm talking about blackberries. Nope.
I see black raspberries around in season (Berkeley Bowl), but I don't think they are ever available frozen.
I think this is because they have a very high ratio of seed to flesh, and the inevitable break-down of the flesh during freezing turns them into little black seed balls.
But they are delicious, and distinctly different from red raspberries (on the other hand, I don't think golden raspberries have much flavor at all).