Persimmons, olives, grapes flowering…


There are five persimmon plants in our property…
One is a matured tree but the fruits are nothing to ‘whoaa’ about…
These are flowers from a young tree…
think this tree came about from seeds ‘air-dropped’ by crows…
Size of the flowers… maybe less than one centimeter…
they look so pretty, like inverted bells… 
We love everything about the olives…
The tree itself is ornamental, the fruits, so delicious when processed…
Planted three plants two years ago…
Two species… Manzanillo, with large fruits suitable for extracting oil and making pickles…
and Nevadillo Blanco, originating from Spain… is good for making olive oil…
Flowers are tiny…perhaps not even half a centimeter…
If luck is on our side, we should be having our first harvest in autumn…
Our potager is also home to several wild grape trees…
We are still eating the preserves made from last year’s harvest…
Had them pruned to size and they are flowering very nicely now…

Been raining pretty heavily all day today…

which is excellent for my plants…
Am not supposed to be out in the garden, under such conditions…
But couldn’t resist the urge…
I must be sick… garden-sick…
Moved some amaranths…
Nipped off some sweet potato slips for planting…
Straightened up some corn and tomatoes that fell over in the wind…
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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5 Responses to Persimmons, olives, grapes flowering…

  1. ibunoor says:

    Hi sir,Really enjoy taking a peep at your potager!!! I didn't know that persimmons had the bell-shaped flower. That's my mom's favourites. I'll definitely show her these photos. Thank you for the brilliant close-ups.

  2. ibunoor says:

    And oh ya…a question to you sir, is there any difference between the green and the black olives? I love the black olives on pizzas. I enjoyed eating it during my first and second pregnancy period.

  3. Lrong says:

    ibunoor… the green ones are harvested when they are well, green… they must be matured enough, full-bodied but not ripe, so to say… these are then processed as olive pickles for the pizzas and salads that you enjoy… I think oil can also be extracted from green olives but the black ones probably give more oil…The black ones are fully riped fruits harvested for oil extraction… we are looking forward to trying this out… black olives can also be pickled like the green ones… both taste equally great although as in above, the black ones are probably more loaded with oil…

  4. kelly says:

    Very interesting blog. Coincidently, our grapes our flowering in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the same time. http://www.houseofvines.blogspot.com

  5. Lrong says:

    thank you for dropping by… shall take a peep at your site to view the grapes…

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