A Steady Stream of Summer Fruit - Livin' the Good Life
Jul. 23rd, 2013
06:21 pm - A Steady Stream of Summer Fruit
I didn't realize what I was doing when I planned the fruit trees for this property years ago, but it's turned out pretty great. First, we get buckets-full of delicious, sweet mulberries every April... and they keep on coming all month long. Then, there are apricots in May. We have two trees that bear abundantly, back-to-back, and they are some of the best-tasting apricots I've ever had. Now, at the end of July, we are just finishing harvesting the red grapes, and the purple figs are starting to come on. I rarely buy fruit at the farmer's market because we have fruit ready to pick and eat at home. After the figs are done, I will probably need to buy some summer fruit, but until now, we've had the best of the best growing right outside our door. I feel so lucky for it.