that’s and impressive trellis
What do the male flowers look like? Could you post a picture to highlight the diference between the male and female flowers?
This is the first close-up picture I’ve obtained, and only because Janet’s camera lens goes up to 450mm.
Hey @So_Cal_Mike – looking back at this thread I found this decent shot of male blossoms:
So the male flowers are in clusters and the female flowers are solo.
I have the feeling this will come in handy in a few years.
The male flowers have tiny little stamens – like a miniaturized guava or pitanga flower, while the female has very tiny white flower pedals.
Very nice Richard!
What do they taste like? Thanks!
The taste is maybe kumquat x apricot.
This afternoon I manicured our Kei Apple espalier, removing about 60 gallons of errant perpendicular growth. It’s definitely going to be worth it – the branches from the female plant are loaded with fruit!
FYI @bleedingdirt – this is yet another Cauliflorous fruit
They are beautiful. Good for juicing?
Yes, although drinking it straight would be a very lively experience! Instead I prefer the fruit or juice as a condiment:
Tonight I got out the “big gun” (Champion Juicer) and produced 1 cup fresh juice for marinade plus a tray of juice cubes for freezing. It took 15 minutes total, including cleanup.
My grandpa used to sell Champion Juicers. I grew up with them and now have two.
I have loved watching this thread. Thanks for a fascinating look at a less commonly cultivated plant.