Monday, April 5, 2010

Harvest Monday- 18 varieties!

Most of the things I was harvesting last month are still producing. 
In the vegetable garden I am picking turnip greens, Okinawa spinach, leaf lettuce, parsley, and peas.
The fruits I am picking now are Ruby Red grapefruit, White Marsh grapefruit, Navel oranges, Valencia oranges, Minneola tangelos, Orlando tangelos, sweet lemon, calamondin, Kumquat, Eustis limequat, Key lime, Carambola, and Glycosmis.
For photos of all the fruits, see my last two posts for Harvest Monday.
Thanks to Daphne's Dandelions for hosting the Harvest Monday meme!

Navel oranges

Sweet Lemon


Red grapefruit



NanaK said...

Wow, you really are Grower Jim! That's a lot of marmalade and fruit salad.

Daphne Gould said...

I could use the red grapefruit for juice right now. I remember when I traveled to Dominica one year. They had fruit trees all over the island of all kinds. I adored waking up and drinking fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. It was a far cry from the grapefruit juice we get here.

Jane said...

The variety of fruit trees you're growing is just amazing! I'm going to check out your posts as I recently planted citus trees and apple bananas. Do you cook or eat your banana flowers?

Grower Jim said...

NanaK: You are right! I have fruit salad every day and I'm still eating marmalade from last season!

Daphne: There's nothing like fresh-squeezed!

Kitchen Garden: I have eaten some of my banana flowers but I find the preparation outweighs my enjoyment of eating them! Maybe you have some quick & easy ways to fix them?
I checked out your blog and it looks like you have some delicious harvests there too!

Ami said...

Sounds so yummy! I bet your garden is filled with all those heavenly citrus scent when they all bloom.

Steve Asbell said...

What a great collection of fruit! It really makes me crave a lemon... yes i eat them out of hand! By the way, I nominated you for a Mouse and Trowel Award!

africanaussie said...

Your trees are laden with fruit! They look so lovely and healthy too!

Angela said...

That's winter for you in Southern California, citrus, citrus and more citrus!

Jim, I am curious about your sweet lemon. What variety is it really and were did you find it? Are they similar to Meyer lemons, closer to Mexican sweet lime, or yet some other thing?

Thanks a lot. I am planning to expand my citrus collection as soon as the weather turns a little warmer here on top of the Santa Ynez mountains, so I in the lookout for good ideas...

Grower Jim said...

Angela, The sweet lemons are popular in the middle east. They have no tartness whatsoever and from what I have read, may be one of the parents of the Mexican sweet lime. I grew mine from seed that came from Iran.

ibo said...

Wow growing fruit trees is very rewarding. They all look healthy and ready to be harvested!