Black cherry saplings are commonly grown as a summer or winter garden, as a vegetable, or as a fruit.
They are often used in dishes such as blackberry sauce, apple sauce, and strawberry shortcake.
They have also been used as a source of vitamin C. Now, a new book on growing black cherry saples has come out.
Author Dan Daugherty and his wife, Kathy, have shared their tips for growing a homemade black cherry tree saplings, which they call “basket potatoes.”
“These are actually quite easy to grow,” Daugheyys told The Huffington Post in an email.
“You need just a little help in the garden and you’re good to go.
All you have to do is cut the stems and pull the top off and you have a pretty simple recipe.”
Daugherty said he grew a batch of the saplings as a side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner he hosted.
He added that he grew the sapling in a sunny location, because they were quite cold and did not take well to being kept in a shady location.
He said he also grew the same saplings for a salad, as he likes the flavor of the berries and the contrast between the white and pink color of the fruits.
Daugherys said he was looking for something that would be delicious on Thanksgiving and decided to make the salad as a Christmas gift.
“I thought it would be nice to do something for Christmas that was simple and good for a family,” Daughherty said.
The couple, who have a 10-year-old daughter, have also shared how to keep the seeds healthy and how to handle the seeds when they get too cold.
“I like to keep them in the fridge in a cool, dry place for a couple of weeks before we harvest them and then they can be harvested for other things,” Dougherty said, adding that they would also like to see more of the tree sapphires harvested for their own use.