Can you eat cherries from a Japanese cherry tree?
Similarly one may ask, can you eat cherries from a cherry tree?
They make fruit. Though these trees were bred for flowers, not fruit, some do produce small cherries, which appear during the summer. They're too sour for people to eat, but birds like them.
Beside above, are ornamental cherry trees poisonous? ANSWER: All members of the Prunus genus, which includes cherries, are poisonous. All members of this genus carry the same warning about the ingestion of leaves, twigs or seeds of fruit. These parts of the plants contain cyanogenic glycoside or cyanogens that are highly toxic and may be fatal if eaten.
Then, is it safe to eat cherries straight from the tree?
Bitter cherries, Prunus emarginata, are edible cherries, but they taste quite bitter compared to other varieties. When eating the cherries raw, the pit must be avoided, especially for children, because consuming large numbers of pits can cause cyanide poisoning.
Which cherries are edible?
All cherries are edible, but some have to be cooked (eg wild cherry, bird cherry). The only thing I'd say is make sure it is actually a cherry. There are similar fruits which are not cherries.