Monday, 21 October 2013

First Crop


Way back two and a bit years ago, when we first moved into our home we planted some fruit trees.  One of them was a cutting of a loquat tree from my Mum.  I must admit, I was entirely dubious as to how it was going to grow let alone fruit when it was just a stick from her own tree.  But grow it did and fruit it has.  In fact, it has beaten all the other fruit trees to producing edible fruit.  I've been enjoying these since I got back from New Zealand.  MR had one the first day we got back when they were ripe enough for tart-taste-loving-me but not for him.  Unfortunately he hasn't been home since then so I am trying hard to limit myself to two loquats a day so that there are still some left for him to enjoy when he gets back home on Saturday.

It's a very exciting moment to have my own fruit growing in the garden.  Our other trees are going okay, with out apricot having one single green apricot on it and our nectarine having quite a few.  Our nectarine had some fruit appear last year but we pulled them off so it could concentrate on growing.  It is still quite small but we decided to leave the fruit on and see what happens this year.

Nectarines
Apricot


Is there anything exciting happening in your garden at the moment?
 

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I cant believe they are fruiting already you must be a very green thumb! My lemon tree is over 3 years old and still nothing :( so sadly those bacardi and lemons arent on the menu yet :)

Margret said...

So very exciting!! I have a long list of fruit trees to plant when we shift to the bowling club :)