It's a bit of a mixed bag this year. We have hardly any eating Apples, only a few scabby Pears, and our Plums are almost non-existent; other than the Greengages.
However, we have Figs by the thousand, Grapes by the million, and our usual ridiculous crop of Quinces. We have plenty of Bramleys, our Peaches are doing well (above), and we have a reasonable crop of Jonagold Apples (below).
Our Cherries were a dead loss.
One has to be philosophical; there's always next year!
Looks good - I would love one of those peaches just now. We have lemons and mandarins in the garden at present. Earlier we had delicious guavas. In my fruit bowl I have Packham pears, various apples including my favourite Braeburn from the Growers' Market and bananas from the supermarket.ReplyDelete
The Braeburns you buy in the UK are superb, but not at all the same here. I wonder what they did to them?Delete
with Braeburns, or any other variety its "horses for courses"..depends upon where they are grown...and how ripe when picked. Even Golden Delicious lives up to its name picked ripe off the treeDelete
It must be said that Apples prefer a cooler climate, and Pears a warmer one. I think I'll plant a GD this winter.Delete
It’s a feast or famine business sometimes with fruit. Having a nice wide variety means you’ll always have something delightful and in abundance each season and make it all worth the wait. Your choice bits look fab from here!ReplyDelete
We permanently seem to be waiting for 'next year'. I suppose we should be grateful for what we have.Delete
You are lucky to have figs, that is the only fruit that I really like.ReplyDelete
I have about 6 trees, and they all produce masses of Figs. It's the one fruit (along with the Quinces) that never fails.Delete
When we were further north we had several fig trees but the birds got the majority.Delete
Figs are delicious with cheese.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
We have them in salads as well. I shall bottle some this year, in syrup and armagnac.Delete
You can’t beat a fresh fig and your peaches look luscious .... I bet they taste out of this world. The hit and miss of your crops is typical of growing fruit and veg ...... just think that, if everything cropped in abundance, you wouldn’t know what to do with it all 🍎🍐🍊🍒🍇🍏🍑🍆🍅 !!!!! XXXXReplyDelete
That is very true; it's almost like that at the moment with my vegs, it's a job to keep up with it all.Delete
The wild cherries here have been fantastic this year..you probably had cold rain at the wrong time for pollination ?ReplyDelete
There were loads of flowers on everything, then it all comes to nothing. Very frustrating!Delete
I think we're going to be eating apple compot later this year. It's looking quite good. There are lots of plums on the farmers markets.ReplyDelete
We have plenty of Bramley Apples, so I expect we'll be eating pies all winter.Delete
In the garden, you always win some and lose some.ReplyDelete
It's a bit like Golf; before you hit the ball you know exactly where it's going, once you've hit it it's anyone's guess!Delete
The only things you need are figs.ReplyDelete
Man cannot live by Figs alone; unless you want an upset stomach.Delete
I think every year you get a surprise with what is growing in the garden. The peaches look wonderful.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately it's often a bad surprise. I'm looking forward to another 'year of plenty'.Delete
Harvest here is in full swing as the crop is looking very poor Cro.ReplyDelete
As to Patty Pans - I grated mine raw on to a salad - couldn't really taste the but they gave the salad a bit of moisture.
I hadn't thought of eating them raw. When I was given them I was told I could BBQ them.... sounds a little odd.Delete
This post Makes me miss the smallholding where we had figs and apricots as well as all the usual things.ReplyDelete
As JG always says ......Ho Hum
I planted an Apricot tree about 3 years ago. It was doing very well, and had almost doubled its height. This year it suddenly died. I shan't bother with another one.Delete