Thursday, July 24, 2014

First Hardy Chicago Fig

I picked my first Hardy Chicago fig today; it's the smaller fruit on the right (Violette de Bordeaux on the left).  I started the plant over the winter from a cutting.

Here they are cut open (3 pieces on left are VdB, 3 on the right are HC):

They were both delicious.  Both varieties are keepers.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Another bunch of bananas is ripening

I noticed a few days ago that another bunch was starting to turn yellow.  I've eaten about 6 so far, just breaking off individual yellow fingers whenever I'm hungry for fresh bananas.  Here are some pics that I took today:


Friday, July 11, 2014

Fresh Figs

Picked some fresh figs today, a purple Bordeaux-type (DesertDance's Violette de Bordeaux) and two Conadria.  The Conadria fruits were under-ripe yet already spoiled (the fruits don't seem to do well in my excessively humid/wet aquaponics tunnel), but the Bordeaux fig was delicious. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tasty Dwarf Orinoco Banana Harvest

Here's my first Dwarf Orinoco bunch of the season.  With this variety, the fruit doesn't get ripe until the skin has a lot of black on it, so they're not quite ripe in that bottom picture.  But that pic was from yesterday, and today they seemed about ripe, so...

nom nom nom...Mmm...nom nom nom

They're pretty good!  They taste a lot like a grocery store banana, but with a hint of strawberry :)