along the lines of the old joke, “whats worse than an apple with a worm in it?” -
Q- whats worse than a small bitter cherry with a big pit and hardly any flesh?
A- a larger version of the same fruit with more flesh, no pit, and full of dozens of little pinkish orange worms!
I was looking at a loaded chokecherry bush in my orchard when i noticed that a bunch of the fruit were HUGE! Wow, I thought, what might have caused this WONDERFUL turn of luck. So i plucked one off to see what miracle might have befallen my tree (I actually suspected it was a pathogen, specifically images of plum pocket posted by @Everett I believe came to mind)
When i picked the fruit, I could see down into it. splitting it with my fingernail, i saw that it was full of
little wriggling worms. A lot of the fruits were infested thusly. i’ve never seen this before. have any of you? it doesn’t seem a stretch that such a critter would infest domestic cherries.