Saturday, April 12, 2014

garden, future fruit edition

A number of plants in the back yards are flowering or starting to fruit. We hope to enjoy some summer crops. At left is the lone flower on our passion fruit vine, which has the triple benefits of offering a beautiful butterfly habitat plant (the streak on the left is a zebra longwing butterfly), producing stunning flowers, and rewarding us with delicious fruit. This vine does not produce much fruit, however, despite growing thickly (and quickly) on a sunny fence. We should look into figuring out how to get more flowers and fruit out of it.

What else is growing?

The next bunch of bananas is forming on a Cavendish banana plant that had not yet produced  any fruit.
A number of flowers on one of our papayas is a good sign. This particular plant has given us some good fruit in the past.

The old avocado tree in the backyard is starting to fruit, too, and we're hoping that this year's crop is as good as the one two years ago (which left us with copious amounts of rich, flavorful avocados) and not a disaster, like last year's.

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