2020 Buds, Flowers and Fruit!


#642


#643

My first harvest at my new house! From my eastern prickly pear. Tiny fruit, not a lot of pulp, but amazing flavor.


#644

Lemon guava season starting. Like I said in another thread, if you can put up with the fruit size, these are great in all other aspects - productive, creamy, sweet, cold hardy and soft-seeded (for a guava).

I thinned these by 50% and the fruits are more uniform and slightly better tasting. I should be more aggressive next year.


#645

Hardy hibiscus still blooming


#646

Picked today… :blush:


#647


#648

What figs are in the first picture? That persimmon looks very ripe and juicy :yum: Looks like you’ve got a bountiful harvest rolling in!


#649

Hi! Yes i’m really happy today! For the first time i eat che fruit and kiwi baby… we love both! The figs are pingo de mel. They are very sweet and the seeds so tiny that you don’t sense them… Yummy! :yum:


#650

These fell off the trees today. The two GR were not ripe, too early for it.


#651

First fruit from my second-leaf Parfianka. Clearly under-ripe but I’m surprised the seeds were not that much softer than Wonderful! I wonder if the tree was mislabeled. Is this expected given the ripeness and age of the tree? @Stan @bleedingdirt, what’s your experience?


#652

That doesn’t look like Parfianka. If I remember right, the arils are supposed to be blood red.


#653

I thought the arils will be pale (like Stan’s was few weeks back) if the fruit is under-ripe


#654

But then the fruit wouldn’t crack. Unless you overwatered the tree. The fruit is quite big too, so it is close to, if not ripe.


#655

This is how it looked on Nov 24th, 2015


#656

I see, its possible it is mislabelled. I bought it from FourWinds and had a DWN tag that it is Parfianka. I will watch it for one more season and top work it.


#657

Every time I go outside this is my snack :sunglasses:


#658

Similar here - Guavas and (last of the) figs keep me interested until the persimmon season starts here! I get bags of Jiro fuyus dumped by my neighbors until I turn orange :slight_smile:


#659

Golden and purple pepino melon


#660

How do they taste for you? Every time I buy pepinos in the store, they’re pretty uninspiring.


#661

Hello my friend! My plants have very good quality. The usual ones are more sweet that purple, but my golden pepinos are sweet with pear/melon flavour. We love them!
But pepino melon have vary variable flavour.