Thursday, 4 August 2016

Homegrown Fruit

For a few days now, we have been slowly harvesting our Victoria plums. They are trained over half an arch. They are good this year and this is about the third pick as seen below:
The Czar ones are not so good. They got severely attacked by greenfly very early in the season and it has really affected them. Although they look ripe, they are very sour and may well have to be cooked:
Every 3 days or so, we pick enough blueberries to have on our porridge or cereals, the same with our blackberries.

The blackcurrants need harvesting as and when they ripen, then freezing to turn into jam later on. The gooseberries are now finished but we lost one entire half of a bush to some disease or other. That has all been cut away and the secateurs cleaned just in case!

7 comments:

  1. I miss the plums we used to get years ago from my Momma's tree, hers were very deep in color and sweet. We did not know the variety. It had been ornamental, but had reverted back. Fire blight eventually killed it out. I hadn't thought of that in years until I read your post. :)

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    1. Hopefully a good memory then.

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  2. Plum sauce mmmmm......!xxx

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    1. Not made plum sauce but we are enjoying eating them as is this year.

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  3. Those plums look wonderful, I generally go to the farm to get enough for jam making.

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    1. I used to until we found hedgerows of wild pkums!

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  4. We inherited 2 plum trees at the allotment, one of which was renowned on the site for being prolific. Typically, this year both are suffering from plum leaf curl. There are no plums on the younger tree and a handful on the ' prolific' one. Both are in the process of being cut back ( it should be done in mid July but we haven't quite finished yet). That will make them easier to spray, and tbh both looked like they had never been pruned and were in a bit of a state. They will either live or die!

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