Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Top Fruit.



I reckon we're about to have a bumper fruit harvest. The Pears are looking wonderful, this one above is a Doyenne de Comice; one of the best. I also have a very young Conference which also has several fruits. 


Our main Plum is a Quetsche d'Alsace; a sort of French version of the English Victoria. It's also the Plum that is used for making our local Pruneaux d'Agen.


The Bramley never fails, but our other Apples are a bit hit-n-miss. This one above is a Reine de Reinette, a classic French 'doer', a bit like a Cox. This year it is excelling.


These babies never fail, even after a plague of locusts the one crop you'd be certain of is Figs. 


And then there are the grapes..... bloody grapes; we have mountains of them.

My only real disappointment this year has been the Peaches. They all looked so good in Spring; now they're looking rather pathetic...... Ah well, there's always next year.



20 comments:

  1. Your fruit looks wonderful. Well done, Farmer Cro.

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  2. A beautiful and tasty harvest.....figs and pears are my favourite.

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  3. Each year seems to have its ups and downs with fruit - some things do better than others. All my pears dropped off - again - but the apples are doing wonderfully. Such fine crops Cro. I do find though that as I get older too much fruit seems to upset my stomach - just can't eat as much as I would like any more.

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  4. How very gratifying it is to see such a healthy and abundant harvest. Doyenne du Comice, my favourite pear variety, such a goodlooking fruit too, with its pink blush..

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  5. Our own apple trees here on South Pork Ranch are absent. No blossoms for whatever reason and yet just 11 miles north on The Poor Farm apples are blooming on the youngest of trees. Sadly no other fruit trees to speak of and so I have serious Plum Envy

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    1. The Plums are hanging like Grapes.

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  6. No plums for us this year! Only the czar and the greengages have produced, with small fruits. Have no idea what happened to the Victorias or the Marjories seedling.
    Not a single pear either. I'm with Judith, serious pear envy for your Comice.

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  7. You have a lot of harvest coming!

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  8. All bloody brilliant, what a crop, how magnificent, says one who dreams of an orchard.

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  9. (That first photo looks almost surreal.) I don't know what variety of plums we have but they don't look anywhere near as lush as yours.

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  10. Looking very bountiful there my good man.

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  11. And you have the grandsons' there to help eat it all....wonderful harvest.

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  12. My pears are way behind yours at less than a couple inches across and quite green.
    http://isserfiq.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-flowers.html

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  13. I can hardly bear to look at this lot Cro - we have four pears on our Victoria tree - and very few apples. What a difference the climate makes.

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  14. wow your garden is stunning with all that fruit

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  15. Which book did you get these photos from?

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  16. Oh wow. Well done nature and Farmer Cro. Looks fantastic.

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  17. Oh what a luscious reminder of summer fruits as our winter begins to warm up a bit. You obviously don't have flocks of little peeping waxeye birds devouring your figs!

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