Wild black Cherry

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I was out driving around looking for elderberries and I came across these brushes with black berries on them I have been told that they are probably wild black cherry here is a picture of them my question is do they make good wine the second picture is a wild black cherry that I found on the internet. has anyone ever use them to make wine and if you did how did turn out

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Looks like a choke cherry to me. How big are the trees?
 

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anywhere from six to ten feet tall
 

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Looks like what lines the hillside above our local park. I think they are choke cherries also. May try to make it down to pick some maybe.
 

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There was some posting a couple weeks ago about chokecherries. Wade put up a recipe here.
 
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Yes they are chokecherries if that height. Black cherries are very similar but the trees are more like 40-60 feet high and challenging to pick.

It can make a nice wine, but takes a while to mellow out and get even better.
 
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