Master Of My Domain
i found a berry laden tree while walking the fencerow today. it looked like a choke cherry, but since i also found that amur corktree on the property, i wasn't quite sure. the bark looks like choke cherry, but the leaves are already gone. since it was laden with fruit, i crushed one and smelled it. it had a chemical smell...much like fuel oil or kerosene. has anyone else noticed a kerosene smell in choke cherry fruit? the reason i ask is because the fruit of that corktree had a strange smell as well.