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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Green fruit


Curious about the first crop of strawberries this year. There are so many that I suspect they will be small. Perhaps I should have pinched some off. I suppose I could, still. Very difficult.


Blueberries have appeared beneath the crisping flowers.


The first little fruits (flowers, really) on the fig are already dropping off and not worth a picture. A cause for alarm in the past, now I know that this breba crop, produced on last year's wood, is followed by another, which stays and ripens on new growth.

4 comments:

  1. Don't pinchoff your strawberry fruit!!! Just be sure they get ample water over the ripening period and possibly some fertilizer with a higher phosphate number! They won't all ripen at the same time. Lucky you! You have happy bees.

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  2. thank god for that bit of news. mine too. figgy getting jiggy. jim working non-stop since last we spoke, not even a glimpse of the shedding fig for him, but he's slowing down starting mid week next week and we'll have time on our hands finally fyi (and the F stands for fig)

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  3. came home after drenching rain to find the 3 little figlets fallen off the stem. They were about the size of peas. I'm wondering if this is a normal size for breba.

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  4. Rachelle - Ok - I won't! Thank you...

    Bonbon - :-) No worries - glad about the jiggy figgy.

    Joy - yes, pea-sized drop off = normal for me, depends on your climate, too. In some they reach maturity and ripen, but that rarely happens for me.

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