Wild cherry, Prinus avium, is a common tree with white blossom and round dark red fruit. It is found in many areas of Europe as well as parts of the US and Canada.
Wild cherry tree © DEA/A.LAURENTI/Getty.
The cherries grow on clusters on stalks and fruits are usually ripe for picking from the middle of July. They can be used to make all sorts of tasty treats including, pies and jams.
When picking cherries make sure you get the right species as other wild cherries make fruit which can taste very bitter or sour. Although if being used for baking the sour variety, Prinus carasus, are best.