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II-117b A01 Introduction: About the festival of the cherry in Itsaso.(02:00") She knows the cherries since she was very small. She began to pick them at the age of seven or eight. They would lay a net at the tree and when the cherries were down on the ground they would put them in baskets. There were no cherries around like those anywhere else. (06:00") Types of Cherries. All of them were not picked in the same period. She remembers picking up to three hundred kilos or more.The cherries did not receive any treatment in the old days. The only work was picking them.The baskets of cherries were sold later. Some years they would make a lot of money in Itsaso. At that time there were no subventions like nowadays.
II-117b A03 They loaded the cherries on lorries. During the season there would be seven or eight lorries each day. The situation of agriculture now and then.(21:20”) Different types. It was an Englishman who brought the seeds for the black cherry.First the skin matures around the month of May, depending on what kind of Spring it has been. The young men would be on the tops of the trees. Every year there would be some injuries, even a death could come about. The woman would also gather cherries.The lorries would take weighting-machines with them to weight the loads. How much per kilo. Some types of cherry do not adapt to the climate around here.The cherry has an enemy; the birds. However, they would not do much, they were good years for everyone. The cherries taken away by the seven lorries would be sold in the cities and towns in the vicinity.
II-117b A05 How the children would live the cherry season. When they were older they would get bigger baskets. They have good memories. Many people would get together for the work and there was a good atmosphere. The first festival of the cherry took place in 1949. Since then there has always been a festival, although the cherry only started to be present since five years ago.(46:30") Goodbye.
II-118a A01 Introduction: Cherries from Itsaso.(01:50") By the age of fourteen he had begun to pick the cherries. However, since he was very small, he would climb the trees to pick cherries to eat.Types of cherry: “pelua”, “Zapata” and a bitter-tasting one. To pick them from the trees they used small sacks. To pick them from the ground they did not use baskets, but rather, “plates” as you can’t pile up many cherries if not. They also used a kind of cart. They would always pay the day after taking away the cherries and weighting them.The cloths were not made at home, there was someone who would make them. They would use oxen to pull them.It is necessary to be gentle when picking the cherries. To pick them with the root and without the leaf and leave the rotten ones on the trees.
II-118a A03 In a good year they have gathered up to two tons. If the cherry tree loses its flowers, it will not give any fruit. The best year was 1960. The two brothers and the father and a young boy would be all day picking the cherries. They would begin in the middle or the end of May and would finish in the middle or end of June. They would begin very early in the morning. Because in the afternoon you pick less as you don’t have the same strength. It is very bad for the varicose veins and every year someone would suffer that. They would be up the tree until the buyer came. They would be at the same work all month. If it rained they did not pick them. Now the cherry has disappeared from there. Whenever there was a good year, the earnings were very good. When it was the season for picking there was money in everyone’s pocket. The cherry pickers, the dealers, everyone would gather in the tavern in the evening.The cherries were not treated with anything.Sometimes they had to go to the very top of the tree but if it was very difficult the cherries were left there without breaking the branches. They would try to hold the branches down with cords and ladders.His father made ladders and everyone had his own. The cherry from Itsaso is good but now nobody goes that business. The cherry there was like the grape is to Bordeaux.
II-118a A05 How the cherry began in Itsaso: A man came to the house called Zapata and there he began to sow some cherry plants. Both the “Zapata” cherry and the “pelua” cherry owe their names to the owners of two houses. February is the best month to graft the cherries. The planting, however, is done in the Fall. How they would do the grafting. Both the grafting as well as the sowing are done in the fourth phase of the new moon.When planting it is important to leave a certain space between the trees.
II-118a A07 The commercial salesmen used to say that the cherry from there was the best.(45:20") Goodbye.