Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pineapples

Picked the first of the fall pineapple crop.  This one is the Hawaiian Gold variety.  It's my favorite variety.  Bright canary yellow flesh, very firm & crunchy texture, and just a hint of coconut flavor when fully ripe!
To see a complete plant profile of pineapples click here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Papayas are seedless!

For some reason, all of the papayas from several of my trees are seedless this year.  They have always had seeds other years.  The fruit appears to develop normally.  One papaya tree still has fruit full of seeds like normal. Usually the lack of seeds in papaya just means that a female tree didn't receive pollination from a male.
Read all about growing papaya here:  http://growerjim.blogspot.com/2012/10/carica-papaya.html

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bananas!


The banana harvest is coming on strong now.  I've picked two stalks of Dwarf Brazilian and I'm eating them as fast as I can.  Yesterday the wind blew over a tall stalk of Praying Hands.  I'm hoping the fruit was mature enough to ripen off the plant.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Currently harvesting:

Right now I'm picking starfruit, papaya, Key limes, Persian limes, macadamia nuts, kumquats, grapefruit, and oranges.

Welcome to my garden!

This blog is intended to share with you my ongoing adventures in the garden. You will be able to follow along from planting to growing to harvest.
Enjoy!

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