Fortunately, humans are capable of evolving as well, and have now provably adapted to allow efficient predation on Nanking cherries. Evidence: a primitive modified cherry pitter tool. Fortunately for future archeologists, the development of the tool was captured in this equally primitive blog post.
|We picked nearly a cup of these tasty-dactyls last week.|
|But they're too small for our cherry pitter!|
|Rummaging around in the garage, we found a washer that fits inside the cherry pitter, with a small enough inner diameter to hold the Nanking cherries but large enough to still let the plunger through.|
|From the batch we collected, there were no survivors.|
|We shall honor their passing with great reverence...and plenty of ice cream. (We also scattered the pits through the chicken pasture so the Nanking cherries, as a species, don't get too mad at us. Ahh, symbiosis!)|
How do you process Nanking (or other small) cherries?