Sunday, June 8, 2008

New Fruit Surprises...


When I wander around the yard I always see something new. This is a new batch of "cherries" (which of course aren't cherries at all) on our shrub. I saw a chicken hopping and went to investigate and there they were - new fruits! I pruned this shrub pretty heavily a month ago so I was a little shocked. Everything here seems to do a speeded up bloom-fruit-bloom-fruit cycle. I've got the real name somewhere - it tastes like a plum to me but the furry skin is kind of like an apricot. They are small, so it is a eat-as-you-wander-the-yard kind of fruit.

This is a Jobo Tree (or is it a Hobo)? I don't really like this fruit since it has a lot of fibre, but here it is full of fruit again. Didn't we move here the end of October? It is fruiting again? Don't like the fruit, but the tree is a nice shape.

Besides millions of mangoes we are soon going to have gadzillions of guavas. These are fruit from the blossoms I posted a week or two ago! I only knew it flowered because I would wake in the morning to really loud bees. If you want to know what's going on in your yard watch the wildlife!

This is one fruit we haven't tried yet - quenepa. This tree was amazing. One day it had all brown dry leaves and overnight it was a fresh new green. Then the blossoms came and now fruit! We don't know when to pick or eat them but I will watch the birds - they seem to know.

3 comments:

fran and steve said...

You will love the quenepas when they're sweet! I have bought them in a big bunch all tied together at the branches at the top. Looks beautiful in a large bowl as a centerpiece everyone can just pick from. Provide somewhere for everyone to "spit out" the hairy seed! Fran

Summer said...

Is that 1st fruit (the "cherries") mangosteen?

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to the quenepas and the odd annone. We don't have mangosteen trees, and the cherry is some kind of tropical apricot that I've got the name of somewhere. There is another guy up in Maricao (close to Montoso) who does consulting only now that has a book that I don't have that is in english about organic fruits called I think Oro Verde. His name is Sadhu and when I first contacted him a year or so ago he was selling retail and helped me with latin names of what we had common names for. Seemed like a decent person. He gave me the official name for the cherries. His book is on the internet if you google his name and might be worthwhile! katrina