It’s true… When you bite into a cherry, you don’t at all want to find a maggot!
These little white worms have the annoying habit of coming to squat our cherries.
And for once, it’s not very appetizing…
Not easy to remove these critters without spending hours there…
Fortunately, my grandmother had a magnificent cherry tree in her garden.
She told me her simple and effective trick to remove those cherry worms easily.
Just soak them in lukewarm water. Look :
How to remove worms from cherries?
1. Remove the stem from each cherry.
2. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water.
3. Dip the cherries in the water.
4. Let the cherries soak in the water for 5 min.
5. Drain your cherries.
Result: you got rid of cherry worms!
Lo and behold, all the worms came out of the cherries easily 🙂
Simple, practical and effective!
This is the best way to treat and scare away worms.
All you have to do is enjoy your cherry without asking yourself any questions!
You will enjoy.
It’s also a great trick to prepare them for making a clafoutis.
You will save a lot of time!
Are cherry worms dangerous?
That being said, rest assured!
If you accidentally swallow one of these worms while eating a cherry, it’s not very serious.
Admittedly, it’s disgusting, but it is not dangerous for your health.
And note that if you find worms in a cherry, that’s pretty good news!
Yes, that means the cherry trees have not been treated with pesticides.
They have not received any chemical treatment.
You want me to tell you a secret?
My grandmother was way ahead of her time…
Because since this thing has been taken up in a video on TikTok and is making a buzz 😉
Why does it take lukewarm water to remove a worm from a cherry?
But remember, it is important not to use cold water.
If you put your fruit in cold water, the worms will stay warm in the fruit.
Whereas if the water is not too cold, they will come out quickly.
Smart, isn’t it?
How to get worms out of fruit?
Unfortunately, cherries are not the only fruits to suffer attacks from grubs!
Strawberries in particular also pay the price.
Fortunately, there is a trick to removing worms from fruit.
– Take a large salad bowl.
– Pour 4 parts water and 1 part white vinegar.
– Add a generous pinch of salt.
– Put your fruit in water.
– Leave them in the water for 5 minutes.
– Rinse the fruit with clear water.
In this way, you naturally and quickly eliminate these worms that settle in the fruit.
But do you know why you find maggots when you open a cherry?
How did these critters end up in your fruit? Let’s see this together.
Where do worms in cherries come from?
What you need to know is that these verses do not appear by magic!
But they are laid by the cherry fly.
There are 2 kinds of gnats responsible :
Rhagoletis cerasi and Drosophila suzukii.
The cherry fly lays its eggs on cherry trees in the spring, between April and June.
Right at harvest time!
The maggots lodge in the fruit where they are sheltered and find food.
The problem, besides the fact that you can bite into it…
This is because they cause damage and spoil the fruit.
It is not for nothing that we say « the worm is in the fruit ».
This is because the fruit rots faster due to the worm.
How to avoid the cherry worm?
There are not 36 solutions!
It’s necessary fly control which is responsible for egg laying.
You wonder how to fight against these pests.
We obviously advise you to choose biological treatment.
How to prevent the appearance of cherry worms?
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure!
The flies will lay eggs on the trees.
They must therefore be prevented from doing so to interrupt the life cycle of the larvae from the start.
For this, you can install fly traps.
There are 2 types of trap.
Both are easy to use and fight naturally against the invasion of flies: the rhagoletis would be, but also the drosophila suzukii
Also note that some species of cherry trees are less susceptible to these insects.
It is the Bigarreau Summit, Bigarreau Noire de Meched or Bigarreau Burlat cherry tree.
Don’t forget to pick up the fallen fruit at the foot of the tree.
Because the cherry worm continues to develop there before turning into a fly!
But don’t put them in the compost.
Because you risk contaminating it because of the presence of the larvae.
Have you tried this grandmother’s trick to get rid of larvae in cherries? Tell us in comments if you liked it. We can’t wait to read you!
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