2020 pick of the day


#182

Our Saturns aren’t that yellow. Some folks luv ‘em since they are so sweet, but there is not much peach in the flavor.


#183

John,
Are yours the round type,like those pictured?bb


#184

General search for Saturn’s always show up with a donut type. I initially thought it was a mislabeled graft. However, the DWN link seems true to what I get.

https://www.davewilson.com/product-information/product/saturn-peach


#185

Ours are the pale fleshed donut type. Had never heard of a round type. Shouldn’t they be named after a different planet?

No peaches at all this season. Late frost got them all.


#186

Veggies, including a southern pea grown for snaps called whippersnapper and a few types of Korean zucchini. A few contender peaches and some Chestnut crab apples. Scion wood for Chestnut is from GRIN, but they don’t look as red as most I see, but seeds are brown and they taste sweet and ripe.


#187


These unknown peaches from my home Depot tree are huge this year. I guess this is what happens when you don’t let tree grow 250 peaches.


#188

Thai curry for lunch. First crop of ichiban eggplant and first time harvesting lemongrass. The Thelma Sanders winter squash fell victim to a borer, so she’s going in too.


#189

Shiro J plum. Like the color but the taste is so so.


#190

Flavor King Pluot. Very flavorful and sweet, by far my favorite plum.


#191

@fruitgrower Here’s another California grower who seems to have the early sport of FK.


#192

Today’s harvest.


#193

Very nice. What are your light green peppers?


#194

Banana peppers, I’m going to pickle them. Too hot for me otherwise.


#195

Besides all of the Fruits that are appearing I also love seeing the vegetables you have all had great success with. I couldn’t grow an acorn squash in zone 7a if I had wanted. Just didn’t work for me. I think I had really bad soil. It also didn’t help that our water was unpotable.


#196

Little bit of everything for a family member.


#197

I never see so many birds and squirrels so we picked and tested some new fruits.

Brown Turkey fig: I thought the plant was killed by gopher many years ago. It came back this season. The fruits are still a little unripe so not sweet at the stem end.
Elephant Heart plum: these dropped when I tried to put on the ziploc bags, or by the squirrels. They were green, but after a few days on the counter they changed color and became sweet.

Brown Turkey figs

Elephant Heart plums

Brown Turkey fig and Elephant Heart plum

Panache (Tiger) fig: I picked one because the eye was a little open There was no milky sap at the stem end. It was surprisingly good: firm, moist, and sweet, no wonder the squirrels went nut.

Tiger fig and Satsuma plums

Passion fruits: start dropping from the trellis

Flavor Grenade pluot

The rest of the Fortune plums: leave on the counter until soft they will be sweet with nice flavor


#198

Starking Delicious plums and a few Atomic Red Nectarines.


#199

Some of what we been picking lately! Sorry for the mess on the counter top!

Also my wife packed this box for her Mom


#200

Absolutely wonderful garden loot. Isn’t it rewarding to share?


#201

Thank you! Yes I enjoy growing my vegetables and some fruit, I love eating what we harvest but I also love to share with friends and family!