What's Happening Today - 2019 Edition


#1024


#1025

About 8 years ago I planted a plum tree in my sister’s back yard in Oslo, Norway. It received no care whatsoever since my sister has a brown thumb and knows nothing about pruning or spraying. It didn’t fruit until now. But she just sent me a picture of that tree this year. It finally decided to fruit and apparently fruit is delicious.


#1026

Yes you are correct. Sungold is a hybrid I always plant.


#1027

One of my favorite pieces of fruit, Flavor King Pluot. This one was perfect.


#1028

Crunchy or soft? Based on the color, I think crunchy.


#1029

14 quart pot of salsa, 32 pints of salsa canned with about 3 quarts of juice left over… yeah, I know, the math doesn’t work, but that’s what I got. Must be remembering the size of the pot wrong. This is a combined effort so 1/2 the bounty is mine.


#1030

Brilliant late afternoon sun on our Red Haven peaches.


#1031

This one was actually on the softer side, not sure why, but usually they are dead ripe a week from now, so this one was ahead of schedule.


#1032

you must be in s. Maine to grow such nice peaches. I’m jealous! ;)i did plant a adirondack gold apricot thats doing well. wether it fruits is another story.


#1033

With peach season almost over for me I started cutting out trees that didn’t make the grade.

Removed/to be removed:

  • Two Belle of Georgia’s that were suppose to be Early Elberta’s
  • A Challenger Peach that I damaged
  • Blushingstar Peach that runted
  • Red Haven - runted badly. Tree produced this year but quality was poor (taste and size). I attribute the poor quality to the tree being small not the variety.
  • Reliance Peach - tree runted on 3rd year. I transplanted but tree has looked sickly

#1034

@AndySmith, can you share your recipe / progression? We love salsa and have plenty of tomatoes and halepanos but are clueless when it comes to making salsa. Your salsa looks really good!!


#1035

You bet, I’ll post it in the Fruit In the Kitchen section and tag you.


#1036

Today my youngest started kindergarten! Waiting for him to get home after the first day. OMG. Time flies.


#1037

OMG…My youngest one turns thirty eight in 3 weeks! I sure understand what you mean time flies!!!


#1038

All my best laid plans changed today because of LOVELY RAIN!!!


#1039

Harvest from yesterday, a bunch of passionfruit, VdB figs, red dragonfruit, and some cucumbers!


#1040

I live many hundreds of miles away from the range of swallow tailed kites, but hope someday to see 'em. Thank you for posting these.


#1041

Waiting on fruit - any day now


#1042

My countdown begins. A week from this Friday I leave for France. Those who want to be in touch PM me. I cannot wait to have access to the fruit I love but really could not grow, I really tried though! I will be in touch to this site. You have all been great, great to know, and all of you filled with excellent information that you so freely disseminated. I have had a ball with you all here, Hopefully, I will have more to say about fruit, once I am settled. Shouldn’t take long! Au Revoir et Merci!!! Mrs. G


#1043

Good luck with everything Mrs.G. Can’t wait to have you back once settled and hear about growing fruit the French way!