Autumn Harvest

The summer has just flew by and now it’s autumn!  The world is getting bigger and the the clock keeps ticking forward.  So much distractions and things to ponder.  Just need to remember to take time out and enjoy the small things too.  Such small things as my little backyard orchard. Which didn’t really produce much of a harvest at all…. but what we did harvest was greatly appreciated!

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I do have a small jujubee tree, but it’s still too young and looks like a small shrub.  These big varieties I got from the Farmer’s Market recently.  Jujubee are sometimes called, “Chinese apple” and taste like crisp apple but with a unique sweetness.  One of my mom’s favorite fall fruits.

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Best to pick the avocado when they turn black/purple then let it sit for about 5 days until soft enough to eat.  This Mexicola variety has very thin skin that was hard to peel, so I just ate the skin too.  Good thing it’s organic!

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I’ve gathered some fruits here… “Wonderful Pomegranate”  and some avocados.  We gave  few ripe fruits to our friends and neighbor.  One that grows mandarin oranges and he didn’t have a good harvest this year either.  Besides the drought, there is also a citrus disease going around here.  Maybe next season will be better.

All photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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2 thoughts on “Autumn Harvest

  1. your harvest is a lot better than mine, I have no persimmon this year.

    Your area is not as cold as ours, do the leaves fall off in the winter months? It’s kind of strange that we don’t spend enough time doing the things that we love. I certainly have to work harder in my garden next year.

    • It’s been really cold the past 2 nights here & I’ve had to cover some of my plants such as succulents. The Mexicola avocado tree is an evergreen and does keep it’s leaves all year. It’s also hardy til 30 degrees F, so I don’t have to worry much.

      Yes I agree, we don’t seem to have much time to enjoy the things we like because life situation always get in the way. The reason I like planting trees or flowering shrubs is that I only have to plant it once & just look after it every now & then. I am definitely not a true gardener! But someday it would be nice to have a collection of tropical fruits, flowers, etc. Nice to dream a little dream… 😉

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