Using this sunny day to it's full advantage had me walking.We have a park in the Tampa Bay area that has a section devoted to fruit trees and herbs and this day the fruit trees were blooming.
Now I've seen fig trees but this one, the"Roxburgh Fig" was a bit odd. Normally the fruit grows on the upper branches once the flowers fall off. This tree was different. Notice the fruit is on the bottom trunk. Look how big the fig was. Some grew as large as a golf ball and a few were baseball size. Now I'm a lover of figs and use ethem often in my breakfast shake and I'd love to taste one, but being the good person that I am I respected the "Do not take the fruit" signs.
I have bananas growing in my back yard and mine produce maybe two large bunches, but this tree has hundreds of small fruit bursting on the large stem. Amazing!
I wonder how many of you have ever tasted a Loquat?My mom made Loquat Jelly when I was young.. it's sweet and on the order of an orange (without pulp) and a pear. I'm really not sure how else to describe it? Eating it just off the tree is a bit too tangy for me but made into jelly is so good!
I also wanted to show you the grapefruit trees out in the back of my property. It's been a while since I've walked out there and just noticed the trees are showing rather large Grapefruits.The only problem the trees have never been topped and are rather tall (it's more like a jungle out there) and I just can't get to the tops to pick all the fruit so I'm afraid they will just fall and rot. Maybe I could convince the Mr. to take the ladder but then I don't think the 6' ladder is tall enough either? Such a waist!
There is nothing more wonderful than organic fresh fruit right off the trees. I'm still wanting to sample the "Roxburgh Fig". Might just go back to the park and ask if they would mind my taking just one?
But tomorrow I will be having one of those wonderful grapefruits with honey for my breakfast.
(yes, I did get three)
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Had to update my photos.. the above is this morning and I can't tell you how sweet and juicy this fruit is. Wish I could share!
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If you can, get out in the warm sunshine, go!
It's such a mood booster and clears the mind.
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