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Re: Rain now tropical fruit


YEH...and when you pick up Tricia....swing on over and get ME!! I have
been yearning for the beach lately. Even have dreams about it. And
getting to meet another member of the group face-to-face would be
great!!! And Squints too!

  

pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  me too,
Tricia
(just north of I-40 at the Hwy 54 exit!!!!!!!!!!!!)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" 
To: 
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain now tropical fruit


> LOL - If you're driving Theresa, swing by and pick me up!!
> :-)
>
>
> On 6/1/06, Theresa wrote:
>>
>> That's it! I'm moving to Jim's house and going to gorge myself on
>> exotic fruit! Sounds wonderful.
>>
>> Theresa
>>
>> james singer wrote:
>>
>> > Hi, Bonnie. Well, for starters, here's what the lychee tree looks
>> > like: http://snipurl.com/r80z [that picture is of only a small section
>> > of the tree; the whole thing looks like that] Fruit needs to be a bit
>> > darker red to pick; probably next week. I may try canning some of them.
>> >
>> > Avocado has 100 or more fruits this year. This variety keeps on the
>> > tree for a limited period--and has practically no shelf life once
>> > picked; this is our biggest worry at the moment because they should
>> > start to ripen in mid June.
>> >
>> > "Tommy Atkins" mango has, maybe, 50-60 fruits. These are those very
>> > colorful mangos one sees in the supermarket--bright red, yellow, and
>> > green all at once. Quality is only so-so [slight resinous taste if not
>> > fully ripe, flesh tends to be fibrous]. These are great for pies and
>> > cobblers and for making Indian pickles, but they are not worth much in
>> > the ex-supermarket market. So we will probably ripen fully them in the
>> > garage then can and/or pickle them.
>> > Our "Carrie" and "Alanpur Banishan" mangos, both premium varieties,
>> > are very young and will have maybe a dozen fruits altogether--no
>> > problem disposing of those!
>> >
>> > The black sapote--a subtropical relative of the persimmon--must have
>> > had 1,000 blooms this year; absolutely a mass of flowers that were
>> > swarmed daily by bumble bees. The ground under the tree is now black
>> > with dead flowers. I don't know what the pollination rate has been,
>> > but if it;s as high as 1 percent, we could have a problem.
>> >
>> > But what Squints and I spent some time examining was the two sugar
>> > apples and the atemoya [a cross between a sugar apple and a
>> > cherimoya]. These may be the most delicious fruits that will grow in
>> > the Lower 48. Many of the flowers on the three trees have yet to open,
>> > but of those that have opened, many have set. It's still early, so how
>> > many make it to maturity is questionable.
>> >
>> > On Jun 1, 2006, at 2:22 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>> >
>> >> Is that a bad thing, Jim? A farmer's market may give you some exotic
>> >> plant
>> >> money for something special. What all is shaping up in your fruit
>> >> trees?
>> >>
>> > Island Jim
>> > Southwest Florida
>> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> > Hardiness Zone 10
>> > Heat Zone 10
>> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>> >
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> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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