Monday, February 7, 2011

Harvest Monday - February 2011

Here is what I'm harvesting this week.
First Row:  Marsh Grapefruit, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Navel Orange, Sweet Lemon, Meyer Lemon.
Second Row:  Minneola Tangelo, Orlando Tangelo, Tangerine, Mandarin.
Third Row:  Persian Lime, Key Lime, Lakeland Limequat, Kumquat, Calamondin, Starfruit, Glycosmis, Arrowroot, Pineapple.

I've been digging the Arrowroot throughout the winter as needed.  The pineapple top is showing some frost damage but the fruit is still good.
To see what other gardeners are harvesting today, visit Daphne's Dandelions.

13 comments:

Natti said...

Wow Jim,
The first row is an excess dose of Vit C. Congratulations on your harvest.

Donna said...

Jim my mouth is watering just looking at these wonderful tropical fruits...

kitsapFG said...

That is some beautiful tropical fruits! How many plants/trees of each variety do you have and how big is your growing area?

compost in my shoe said...

Looks like a party could be had with all that wonderful fruit! Have fun!!!

Grower Jim said...

kitsapFG: I have an acre, minus the house, greenhouse, and barn/workshop. I have one tree each of most of the citrus, several sweet lemon and mandarin, five starfruit trees, and pineapples planted everywhere!

Megan said...

Wow! I can't even begin to imagine harvesting these types of foods from my own plants! Beautiful harvest!

Daphne said...

How I wish I had fresh pineapple. Yum.

Barbie said...

HAHA! Love what Compost in my shoe said. It DOES look like a party! Everybody- CONGO!

Robin said...

Oh lucky you!! All that fruit looks absolutely yummy!!

Lynda said...

I'm in Northern California. Are these fruits normal for your area/zone. I'm pretty sure I'm in zone 9b, too. I grow oranges, lemons, limes, and loquats...do you think I could grow starfruit and pineapple? What a great challenge!

Grower Jim said...

Lynda: You can definitely grow pineapples, and you should be able to grow starfruit too. The starfruit is not commonly grown in my area, but does very well, even with some dieback during severe winters. We usually get into the upper 20s a few times each winter. Everybody here grows citrus.

Kimberly said...

Jim, your harvest is awesome, as usual. I don't know what to say!!! Always inspiring to keep on plugging away...maybe one day I too will enjoy such a lovely harvest!

Andrea said...

Hi Jim, i haven't been here for awhile. The colors of your citrus are so beautiful, do you know that our citrus don't change color that much? That is because colors appear clearly in cold weather, which we dont have. I wonder how sweet your pineapple is!

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