Juneberries (serviceberries) have come and gone but other June fruits are producing: haskap, goumi (large & small), carmine jewel cherry, and Nanking cherry photoed here. The sweetest fruit seems to depend on which is most ripe. All of these fruits have a reputation for being tart but on mature plants all seem to sweeten up… Continue reading June Fruit 2022
Great food forest project in Bowie Maryland:
Good presentation on LSU’s officially released figs: Would have been good to show the interiors too. Would also be good to have a presentation of the figs LSU bred and trialed that have not been officially released. Many fig growers already know what many of them are, and are growing them, but would be good… Continue reading LSU Figs video
This is a bletted medlar fruit. It has a flavor and texture like a thick cinnamon applesauce. See Medlar exterior.
This medlar fruit was picked yesterday after repeated freezes over the past few weeks. Somewhat soft, came off easily at stem. Will allow it to continue to ripen indoors before cutting open for eating. See Medlar interior.
Like gooseberries, currants are still banned in some states and counties due to white pine blister rust concerns. The currants in the photos are grown in northern Pennsylvania where they ripen with blueberries, and serve as good additional mid-summer berries following the wave of spring and early summer berries. Black currants are mid size between… Continue reading Red Currants & Black Currants
Gooseberries are a precocious, large, juicy sweet-tart berry that typically ripen during blueberry season. These are a nice complement to blueberries, most similar to grapes, a bit crunchier, more firm. In a pie gooseberries taste somewhat like rhubarb and mix well with blueberries and other fruits. Most varieties have thorns. Sprawling bush shape. Hardy to… Continue reading Gooseberries
Of the past few weeks. The early varieties of blueberries here are Duke and Blueray. Juneberry came and went too. Goji also ripened though I missed getting a photo of those.