Category Archives: Urban Orchard

Figs and Figs and Figs

I have ten varieties of figs and I am eating the fruit from three of them at the moment.  The relentless heatwave (29ºC at night; high 30s in the day) has hastened the ripening so I am picking more fruit … Continue reading

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The Orchard in Autumn

The orchard continues to produce.  The citruses are starting to dominate but there are still a few figs, loquats, guavas and the last of the Davidson plums.

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It’s supposed to be autumn and I should be harvesting persimmons and pomegranates but their new leaves are being mown continuously by the possums so they don’t get to flower, let alone fruit.  I think I may have to replace them. … Continue reading

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