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New Kumquat Trees

Joe has an old garden full of old plants and he’s cleaning things out. He knows Frank loves all things garden so offered him 2 old kumquats in old pots. Frank said yes and he and I drove over to … Continue reading

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No Time to Waste

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about the possums stripping bark from my citrus trees. I defended against their assault by placing plastic pots around some of the main branches of the kumquat tree, the tastiest of … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Trees

I used to have a very fixed idea of seasons and food production which matched the classical 4-seasons art works you might find in art galleries around the world. Spring was for new growth: flowers, fresh green leaves and maybe … Continue reading

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Kumquat Marmalade

Our kumquat tree produced a pretty large crop this year, certainly more than we can eat raw. When this happens (every 2 or 3 years, I suppose) Frank gets inspired to make marmalade. He loves it. I think it’s so-so. … Continue reading

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We’ve been collecting kumquats as they fall from the tree for a few days now. They’ve been nice snacks but not much more. After 3 months of mandarins, a week without fresh fruit was getting to me so today we … Continue reading

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Kumquat regrowth

The kumquat tree is sprouting after its harsh pruning about a month ago. I’m confident it will come back stronger than ever. The banana has 5 or so hands of fruit and 3 of something (males I believe) that surely … Continue reading

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Food Trees

The Mulberry produced bowls full of fruit this year. I made several cobblers. I suppose I could try jam but it tends to ripen at the rate of a bowl full every few days making it problematic to turn it … Continue reading

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