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Citrus, Meyer lemon, Washington orange, pomelo, and the Pink lemonade still alive!

20 Apr

I have had the pink lemonade tree for a long time and haven’t had too many lemons from it. I would love to put it in the ground but still figuring out a space!

Other citrus are doing mighty fine!! New from last year are Washington oranges, which produced about a dozen tasty oranges last year, and the Meyer lemon. Meyer lemons are insane growers!! I think we had like 2 lemons on the tree when I bought it and over winter we got about 2 dozen, now there is so much growth I feel like I have to thin it maybe?

Above : Meyer lemon

Below: Washington oranges

The pomelo hasn’t really fruited since I got it. Came with really big tasty fruits from the nursery and has looked sad since. Until now! Seems to be thriving in the ground!! I’m trying to train it to be a tall tree so have been pruning the lower leaves but overall it is still only 3 ft high maybe.

Pomelo

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Spring has sprung! April peaches.

19 Apr

My desert gold peach has gone insane. Producing so many peaches that I can thin fast enough and some I just can’t reach any more! I actually attempted pruning over the year I’ve had this peach tree but it’s a rather ugly shape. Partially due to the space I have given it (a small corner right next to a fence) and partially because I have no idea what I’m doing or I can’t seem to be brutal enough!!

Here are a millions of peaches

And this was from a couple of weeks ago

Baby figs?

18 May


My little fig tree looks so happy in his new pot!! I thought this smaller one wasn’t as content as the other plant but looks like I will get getting my first dogs this year! 
I bought these off amazon or eBay…. 
I believe this is the violet de Bordeaux?! 

Tiny Meyer lemon tree with overloaded branch. What to do? 

18 May

Can’t bear to thin these guys but surely there will not be a good outcome?! 

More bountiful blueberries

18 May

This comes mainly from three plants. Al grown in containers. 

Big bunch of Blueberries! 

18 May

Here’s a good bowl of blueberries harvested 5/9/16
I also have a couple of peaches. My peach trees were damaged in the storm earlier this year so not many fruits this year. 

Tasty pitaya! Ripe and so tasty

13 Nov

We decided to pick the pitaya dragon fruit even though it didn’t appear as bright pink as some of the pictures. I did ready it takes about 30 days from flower to ripe. So I think i ended up picking it at 45 days. The tentacles coming off the fruit started having slightly dry looking edges so I decided it was ready. It was a risk as apparently they don’t ripen anymore once picked. 

I am so glad I did as it was on a tiny bit of the soft side but still so good and sweet and not mushy!!!
   
    
    
 
Once I photographed it inside, it actually appeared more pink in the images so maybe that’s why other people’s looked so much brighter than mine! 
  Here’s #2!

Going to pick him at under 45 days!
Look at the colour change of #1