Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Figs! Today's harvest...

The woodpeckers are out there now, squabbling over the still-unripe figs left on the tree... I thought they were insectivores? 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What's happening in my quarden?

This spring, I've added a banana plant, passionfruit vine, Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus), an avocado of unknown but reliable stock ("It looks like a Florida avocado but has the flavor and texture of a Mexican" is what my friend told me)...

And a Jackfruit tree in the front... All of these are a couple years before they produce...

So, listing fruits in my yard: Figs (green (Alma) and purple), plums (3 kinds, all of the Gulf Series), lemons, Sunraycer nectarine, Florida Tangelo, Nesbit grapes, blueberries (Emerald and several others), Surinam cherries, pineapple guavas, so many pineapples, 'gator pear, Fuyu persimmons (2 trees), Mysore Raspberry (black), Kaffir lime tree...

I cut down my mulberry tree because it was misbehaving. Never had luck with my pomegranate (watery, flavorless), so I cut it down, too...

I think that's it...

  • Guavas: July and August
  • Persimmons: September
  • Grapes: August, September, October
  • Tangelo and Lemons: Winter (November-January)
  • Blueberries: March mostly... but produces through April
  • Surinam Cherries: April, May and again in fall
  • Plums: March and April
  • Nectarine: April
  • Raspberries: Spring
  • Figs: Late May
  • Pineapples: When they want
  • Bananas: When they want