Saturday, March 20, 2010

A good harvest

Most of our many varieties of fruit trees produce at different times of the year so it is fairly unusual to have six varieties fruiting at the same time and I've just picked all the ones in the picture.

We have the biggest crop of Rambutans that we have had during our 13 years in Daintree - they are the hairy ones on the left - next to them in the bowl are delicious Mangosteens, bananas of course (these are called Ducasse - I think that's the right spelling) which is a sort of cross between a Sugar Banana and a Ladyfinger, lovely and sweet and soft, and in front are Lemonade Fruits.  Sadly that crop has pretty well failed this year - I was a bit too generous with the fertiliser! - they make beautiful marmalade and I try to make enough to last a year for guests' breakfast trays and for ourselves.  This year I'll have to beg, borrow or buy some from someone else.

Also cropping now are yellow Passionfruit (none around today as the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have eaten them all!) and Hogplums (or Tahitian Apples) which I don't like so don't bother picking!
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