Cooking, Renovations and Fun Stuff

Monday, March 7, 2011

Autumn Fruit

We are lucky enough to have four apple trees in our back yard. Way back in October last year they started blossoming:

And now they are ready to pick:

We have granny smiths (above), golden delicious and two red varieties. Here's one of the red ones:

The rosellas have been enjoying them too - at least there are plenty of apples to go around!

We also have a nashi pear tree that's the same age as the apple trees. It produced little baby nashis but they didn't grow any further. The nashi has a much younger normal pear grafted onto it and that has produced a few pears so far.

There are some tree tomatoes (tamarillos) on the way too:

What do you have growing in your garden?


Magda said...

We have a massive fig tree that produces LOTS of fruit. The birds get the top 2/3s of it (we could never reach it anyway) and we're struggling to keep up with the bottom 1/3. They are so delicious and we have some dried and some made into fig paste to have on a cheese platter (we're not jam eaters). GO THE FIGS!!

Charlotte Orr said...

Yum! I love figs! I am seriously thinking about planting a fig tree.

Shar said...

Ummm... Very boring....grass and some weeds!!! That's about it :)

Charlotte Orr said...

LOL, you are growing children instead :)

Michelle said...

Lots and lots and lots of zucchini. I wasn't paying attention and accidentally grew a 2kg one! Also have kale, beans, various herbs, capsicums, butternut squash, wine grapes, blueberries and spring onions. Plus I just bought a punnet of broccoli plants and a punnet of caulies.
Behind us is a vacant block with a giant fig tree and I'm eying off the neighbor's peach tree out my office window.

Charlotte Orr said...

Wow, you have been busy! I have just started some broccoli and cauli myself.