Are Ornamental Cherries Edible

Question From: Kinde, Michigan, United States
Q: Are ornamental Cherries eatable? we have a tree Loaded with Fruit and we were told they are Poisonous. can you verify this?

A: Because you have not provided the specie of the tree I cannot recommend eating them. Fruit from some trees is poisonous. The fruit may be fine but the pits may be poisonous. Unless you can get a positive ID, I'd pass. I suggest you take a branch with fruit and leaves attached to your country horticulture agent for an ID and advice. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.