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Few fruits toward the season end
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:47:46 PM »


Maya first mango near one from older tree


Ripe


Prickly pear, Opuntia


Tomatoes for Sunrise salad


Melons and squashes


Black tomato & emancipation from constipation


Colossal olives near regular

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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 06:52:46 PM »
Amaqeq,

Any shots of the flesh of the Opuntia? How was the taste, seed content, size of seed? Btw, nice shots congrats on the fruit harvest!
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 06:54:25 PM by nullzero »
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 06:59:02 PM »
Hi Amaqeq,
Excellent harvest, indeed! 8) I need to wake up and smell the coffee, need to plant more veggies like you ;)

Thanks for sharing :)
Time is like a river.
You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
Enjoy every moment of your life!

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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 07:08:09 PM »
LMAO ... great looking spreads btw.

Black tomato & emancipation from constipation

« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 08:17:45 PM by Tim »
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 07:49:30 PM »
I can't wait until my harvest looks that good. I keep buying plants, and planting seeds, but they are sooo young that I get very little fruits for my labor.

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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 08:40:28 AM »
Hi


With its relative Nopal pads


Taste is quit good


Succulent


Reasonable seeds amount and size


We use it as a hedge, it is drought tolerant, and supply is in abundance.
I smell the coffee two, but different aroma, Next year I'll plant some more trees
Those emancipatory evil residents reminds me of Al Bundy tricks to get his new bathroom in the garage.
Few trees here "newly planted" are more than 30 years old
Many were lost to anything from Horses vandalism, reversing cars, droughts or swampy winters
My only regret is that not enough trees were planted
It is nice to fill the gaps with melons tomatoes, you know, it keeps you busy
Reward is almost instant, Keeping fresh picked melons in the kitchen
for a week or two will spread wonderful scent, dissolving the wait for late crop


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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 11:01:49 AM »
Amaqeq, arenīt those tunas over ripe?

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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 11:14:29 AM »
Amaqeq,

Opuntia looks good, the seeds look small as well. Highly productive from the looks of it. Any Jujubes growing?
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 11:29:46 AM »
There are two varieties shown here:
Tunas in a box at the beginning of the post were just slightly over done
We ate them and nothing left to show (orange colored inside)

The open one bellow was quite tasty firm and succulent
I wouldn't describe him over ripe
(I did piled him a bit roughly and smashed him a bit)


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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 11:44:55 AM »
There are two varieties shown here:
Tunas in a box at the beginning of the post were just slightly over done
We ate them and nothing left to show (orange colored inside)

The open one bellow was quite tasty firm and succulent
I wouldn't describe him over ripe
(I did piled him a bit roughly and smashed him a bit)

Very cool, I was always interested in Opuntia varieties growing in the Old World. Just curious how they have adapted and changed over the years since introduction from the Americas. I have a couple Opuntia with similar coloration on the fruit exterior and interior. I have become an Opuntia sp. collector the last few years. I now need to find a white skinned Opuntia fruit.
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 01:15:17 PM »
Hi nullzero the local Jujube are very bland, once at young age got trapped with my hair
by its vicious thorns.
An thought had crossed my mind to grow the better tasting cultivars
But since I never tasted it, wonder if it can compete with Medjool Dates
or dose it take completely different curve at the taste niche
Opuntia made admirable entrance into the old world (Even ancient you might say)
Wile going out to pick a fruit for you to see, just spotted that Agama stellio
Swimming and struggling in an water container
At the photo you can see him in shock before going his way
You are his hero.




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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 01:24:13 PM »
Hi nullzero the local Jujube are very bland, once at young age got trapped with my hair
by its vicious thorns.
An thought had crossed my mind to grow the better tasting cultivars
But since I never tasted it, wonder if it can compete with Medjool Dates
or dose it take completely different curve at the taste niche
Opuntia made admirable entrance into the old world (Even ancient you might say)
Wile going out to pick a fruit for you to see, just spotted that Agama stellio
Swimming and struggling in an water container
At the photo you can see him in shock before going his way
You are his hero.





The better Jujubes have a very sweet pleasant apple like taste (without the acid). The flesh is on the dry side, but has a good spongy texture with a little juice. Its a great fruit (The improved selections) to grow, especially in an arid environment.
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 09:16:48 PM »
Congratulations on your nice harvest Amaqeq. I also hope to grow some vegetable this winter.
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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 10:58:10 AM »
FG Thanks, vegetables has their charm as well, the fresh grown taste nothing like the bought ones, same as with fruits you are growing for the woodpeckers delight

nullzero although my thoughts about planting Jujubes are splited
basically any drought tolerant fruiting plant is something to consider
especially if it adapts well enough and do not require much maintenance
also the birds could benefit, and shade and wind break will support other plants
Do you intend to propagate tuna blanca for your collection from pads.




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Re: Few fruits toward the season end
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 04:50:32 PM »
Really nice thing about growing vegetables is it seems like almost instant gratification. Well, months compared to many years for fruit trees!
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