What fruits did you eat today?


#1484

I started picking my Williams Pride one at a time about three weeks ago. The taste was good but I should have waited for a little more color as is @mamuang example. I only had a few but the seem to ripen at different times. Good taste for an early apple.


#1485

One year it took me a month from the first picking to the last. The last one picked some time in Sept. They were all equally good. None was mushy on the tree.


#1486

One of the reasons I grow berries.Brady


#1487

Do you boil and eat the seeds. I tried it last time at yours or Tony’s suggestion. It was interesting very potato like


#1488

Yes, starchy like potato. I love it but I add salt to make it tastier. You need to boil them long enough to be fully cooked. It takes longer time to boil those small jackfruit seeds than boiling a larger potato.


#1489

I ate my first home grown seedless grapes. The Vanessa has a lovely snap and are very sweet. I picked a couple from the Suffolk Seedless that were starting to get pink and they were also very sweet, but I know they will get better I just couldn’t resist.

Suffolk Seedless

Vanessa

Sommerset seedless ( no picture) were awesome, sweet with a strong grape flavour.

ETA Please excuse the “garden hands” I just noticed my fingers were dirty.


#1490

Dirty fingers get extra points.


#1491

I just ordered the book, it looks like a good read for the summer. Thanks


#1492

Those are just perfect! Fingers and all So glad they tasted sweet too! Nothing like a snap whenyou bite a table grape. :yum::grapes::grapes:


#1493

Your grapes look perfect!!! Good job!


#1494

When checking my peach trees, I found 4 Redhaven peaches that were very soft when pressed. They have started to color up the last week or two. Going on the information @Olpea shared with me, I didn’t expect any to be ready until the end of July at the earliest. I picked the 4 soft ones shared them with my family. They were great!! They could have been a tad sweeter and bigger, but for our first peaches ever, we were all happy… except everyone wanted more! The rest are still small and hard.
I should have measured them, but here are 2 of them with a pint jar for comparison.


#1495

Caroline raspberries!


#1496

KSpairie,

Peaches look great, congratulations! But, I can’t imagine they’d be Redhavens. We just started picking our earliest varieties about a week ago. Even the very earliest Redhavens are going to be 2 weeks away. You and I are close enough in latitude that ripening times of varieties shouldn’t be too far off.

There are a lot of varieties which ripen a couple weeks before Redhaven (Garnet Beauty, Early Redhaven, Surecrop are a few). Could be one of those.


#1497

So jealous! 110 miles from the Canadian boarder, my Redhavens have a long way to go…


#1498

Today we ate Mid-Pride peaches, Cot-N-Candy apriums, Arapahoe blackberries, and Cherry-of-the-Rio-Grande fruits.


#1499

Thank you! :grin:
That’s so weird. I bought the tree from Stark Bros along with a Hal-Berta Giant at the same time. According to their descriptions, Redhaven are supposed to ripen a about 4 weeks before the Hal-Berta, so I don’t think they got mixed up. I guess they could have made a mistake and sent me something else entirely like one of the ones you mentioned, but I didn’t expect Stark Bros to do that. I will take some more pictures as the rest start to ripen. But the remainder do not seem to be very close to ripening yet.


#1500

Methley plums, 17 brix and tasty!


#1501

This was supposed to be a combo shiro and red heart tree. I think it’s actually methley. About 125 organic fruit with three sprays of surround and spinosad. My whole neighborhood is pumped!


#1502

A few more pics

I think this tree has a magical force field around it. It has no netting or deer protection yet has had no damage from deer, birds, squirrels, or insects. I don’t understand why. I watched 5 robins sitting under the tree and they did not try to eat the fruit. I’ve seen squirrels run right under the tree and not stop.


#1503

Whay makes you think it is methley? Ripening time?