Foraging in the Park

It’s apple picking season.
Rather than picking apples, the other day I helped a Vietnamese friend to forage some “cherries” in a local park in Watertown. She and her mother had already picked all the ones within their reach, but she wanted me to help her to pick the higher ones. And boy was there a bounty.

Foraged fruit

They are firmer than cherries. I can’t comment on their flavor because I haven’t tasted them yet.

It was fun and free. Once we were able to reach the branches full of cherries, we were able to go crazy harvesting them as quickly as we could. The ones we harvested would have just fallen and rotted on the ground and there were still so many cherries left. My friend Thien plans on pickling them.

Does anyone know what they are? If you do, please comment. Thanks.