How to process cherry fruits after harvesting
Cherry fruits are rather too sour to eat directly after harvesting. The fruit need some processing to make it edible. Here are the steps to process harvested cherry fruits.
- Collect well-ripened fruits from cherry plant.
- Cut the fruit partially in the middle using a knife and remove the pit.
- Mix 15 gram of lime in one litre water and leave it to settle.
- Filter the solution after the sediments settled down and add 80 grams of salt in the liquid.
- Soak the berries in the liquid for 8 hours in order to remove sap.
- Later, take the fruits out of the liquid and wash thoroughly.
- Tie them in a clean cloth and dip in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften.
- Add 500 grams of sugar in one litre water and put the fruits in it and boil for two minutes.
- To get a bright red colour, add ‘Erythrosine red’ colour and boil it again.
- Then remove the berries from the water.
- Next day, add 100 grams of sugar in the liquid and put the fruits in it.
- Repeat the process for 5-6 times.
- By the time, sweet and red cherries will be ready.