Depending on the propagator or marketer, improved edible blue honeysuckle is called haskap or yezberry or honeyberry, etc. Haskap has a blueberry-grape or blueberry-raspberry flavor with an irregular shape. Haskap is highly nutritious, to say the least. Haskap is extremely hardy, including thriving in the Yukon. Ripens early summer. The varied shape of haskap can… Continue reading Haskap
Goumi berry is not a grape nor grape related but has the flavor of a mild cherry grape. A cherry flavor grape. It tastes as it looks. The soft nutty seed or pit inside can be chewed and sucked of its mild sunflower seed-like flavor then the remaining woody fibers swallowed or spat out. Taste… Continue reading Goumi: The Cherry Grape
In the snowy frozen woods late yesterday, picked sweet ripe, bright red, somehow juicy and nutty barberries (apologizing to the birds who eat them all winter). Barberry fruit in NJ:
Most unusual fig here may as well be also the most common fig in the northeast US: Mt Etna, for all its especially robust qualities, including ripening time, cold resistance, productivity, aesthetics, reliable fruiting after dieback, first-rate flavor. And Osborne Prolific for it’s reported genetic difference from Mediterranean figs. And maybe the agave figs… Continue reading What is an unusual fig?
Winter comes. Winter is always coming to West Virginia. Winter is coming. Winter has arrived:
Amber Autumnberry, or Amber Autumn Olive – sibling to its red variant – is a sweet-tart refreshing little fruit that is very easy to pick if the fruit is within reach on the tree. It grows in bunches. Apt description of it at the Walden Effect: “Autumn Olive fruits are both tart and sweet (comparable… Continue reading Amber Autumnberry
We’ve traded a fig for a linoprint, and now a linoprint for a gift certificate from foodforestfarm.com. The gift certificate entitles the next trader to Ford Forest Farm’s top ten perennial vegetables, or $100 worth of their other available offerings. Anticipate April/May shipping depending on the weather since they ship bare root plants dug fresh. Check out… Continue reading From a Fig to Food Forest Farm
To give a fig or not to give a fig? . “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” -Albert Einstein Ever heard of the One Red Paperclip Project?: “From Paperclip to House in 14 Trades“ “What if you could trade a paperclip for a house?“ One Red… Continue reading A Fig for a Forest
Berry flavored fig with a bell shape. In stronger sun, the skin color of this variety would darken beyond green.
Garnsey White Seedless is a flavorful honey fig. May be synonymous with Lattarula. May also be synonymous with White Ischia.