Wednesday, September 8, 2010
If I could do a virtual cut of this charentais melon below, you would be stunned by the gorgeous orange color and would be hit by its fragrant scent. This melon is a total winner and is a MUST for your garden next year if you have not yet tried it. It's a sweet cantaloupe with perfect texture, perfect everything. In my little garden, one vine managed to produce about 5 of these guys with total neglect. I'm certain you could do even better! I cover the melons with bird netting to keep them safe from raccoons.
'Anne' raspberries - also a winner - lovely golden color, really nice sweet raspberry taste!
'Black diamond' watermelon, recommended by the watermelon guy on a road in rural South Carolina. Haven't cut into it yet - fearful to move it and find damage underneath, on this sole watermelon. No pressure little guy.
The bright red berries of the asparagus all ferned out. I'll need to look into this to see if they can be eaten - I can't see why not...
At my dad's house, the date trees are completely covered.
These are honeydew-type Asian melons below. Very thin outer rind - people eat the rind as well (I don't, but my mom swears it's OK to). If I sent you seeds last month labeled "Asian melon", these are the melons you'll get. Really sweet and yummy.
Pomegranates - and such pretty flowers too!
Soon to come in a future post - MORE fruit. As you can see in this post, last year we began our first annual fall apple-picking event, and I think that time is rolling around again! Are you all feeling fruity too?