2020 Buds, Flowers and Fruit!


#522

Is this a shiro or some other early yellow plum its a middle age tree (my shiros in full sun are just colouring but its a young tree) semifreestone rich plum taste with good body and some apricot tones


#523

Shiro plums are clingstone and round in shape. This looks very nice.


#524

Looks like an aprium or plumcot to me.


#525

Pretty though!


#526

My persimmons :heart_eyes:


#527

Shiro is a good looking plum but is not a good taste plum. I found the major reason I keet it is that it’s a reliable producer.


#528

I have never heard of this variety before, and nothing comes up on google! Care to review it’s attributes? =)


#529

Annie,
Very true re. Shiro’s assessment. I keep it because it is very productive and a good pollination partner.


#530

Shiro is excellent for wine. Probably the best plum wine I’ve ever made came from a batch of bland Shiro plums.


#531

Sorry, what variety?


#532

My Miss Kim persimmon decided to flower for a 2nd time on a new flush of growth. All the buds got burnt by a late freeze in spring. Too bad these won’t have a long enough season to ripen.


Korea Kaki, and Picudo also formed some flowers on a new flush of growth.


#533

Grossa di Trento is an Italian variety. Have big apples, some times reach 700g! This is the first year, so she is adapting and i think i pick them a bit soon. In Italy they are from September…
Regarding the flavour it’s like grany smith, a bit acid and sweet but good to eat out of hand.


#534

Hale’s best cantaloupe :



#535

Is it sweet enough? I kinda avoid buying cantaloup b’cause it doesn’t taste sweet enough


#536

Yes very sweet. There are so many little things like rain just before harvest or too much water can decrease quality.


#537

Gala left (3) and Summerred right (1)

Gala April 16th, 2020

Gala August 13th, 2020


#538

Are you sure your Summerred is true to label? It is not as red as it should be


#539

Yes I am sure it is summerred. It is more red on the other side. It is very young potted plant and came from a friend mother tree which is more red then mine.


#540

Veteran , Frost , Summerred , Flavor king. :sunglasses:


#541

Any northern eggplant growers out there? This year is my first real attempt. I have a row of kamo that are just flowering. Plants look healthy, but days are already starting to shorten. Usually don’t get frost until end of September early October. They are a smaller eggplant, do I have time for it to fruit or am I screwed?