In the below image, all white berries are Buluklu, which are intensely sweet. Illinois Everbearing fruits are in the lower right corner. These are complex in flavor with good amount of sugar and acid. Kaester is in the upper left corner, and the Nigra LA fruits are in the upper right corner. The Morus nigra fruits are very flavorful and sweet-sour.
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
In this post I will be collecting info on the Himalayan mulberries I grow or find in other gardens.
I have described the Himalayan DMOR9 accession in a number of posts in this blog. I have grown it for a few years.
I received Himalayan Skinner scions in early 2021, and some of my grafts already made a few fruits this spring. The fruits seem to be very similar to DMOR9, but I need the grafts to mature before making any conclusions. The leaves of this accession are heart-shaped and thus different from DMOR9.
A few weeks ago I came across two more Himalayan trees that may or may not be identical to each other. They also look very similar to DMOR9 but have even more palmate leaves. Time will tell if these are different from DMOR9.
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Buluklu in the below image. Very sweet melting berries.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
I missed to collect the Strawberry loquat fruits when they were perfectly ripe. The ones I have here on the left part of the picture are past their prime. No detectable acid here, sweet fruit, mostly of a baked apple flavor.
Argelino fruits just reached their peak ripeness stage. These are probably the most flavorful loquat I have, with an excellent sugar and acid balance. Apricot-grape and maybe even mango flavored.
Monday, June 7, 2021
All these four selections are very good loquats. All are growing on the same combination tree in Vacaville, California.
Chuck has the most dense flesh, sweet, apple-grape flavored, overripe now.
Ed's Delight is still very good, but now at the end of its peak ripening period. Very sweet with a little acid, soft, juicy, pear flavored.
Surprise is at the peak ripeness now. Very sweet and very juicy with some strawberry-apple notes.
Fletcher White Many fruits are ready, some will need more time. Sweet with a good amount of acid, grape-pear flavored, juicy.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Blueberries turned out to be one of the most challenging plants to grow here in Davis. This was until about a year and half ago, when I followed an advice to grow them in large pots. Last year I already had some berries from a couple of my potted plants and today I picked a bowl from each Reveille (left) and Southmoon plants.
The spring and summer of 2023 were very busy for us as we planted over a thousand trees during this time. Only occasionally I took the vide...