Four New Fruit Trees
I really should be finishing the ironing but I have four new fruit trees to plant and the ironing isn't that pressing.
After a week away, I had the joy of coming home doubled by coming home to find I had a box of mail oredered fruit trees to collect. I have a few more orders which won't arrive until winter dormancy has definitely set in but this box came from a supplier that sends sub-tropical plants which are sent anytime. I now have a new loquat, feijoa, clementine and finger lime to add to the orchard.
I am most excited about the Finger Lime (Citrus australasica). I have been on a waiting list for one of these for some time and I ordered the last one available. It is an Australian native which is thorny and moderately frost resistant. I'm very keen to try the fruit which is acidic and contains little spherical vesicles which resemble caviar in appearance. Like with most new fruit trees though it is a waiting game.
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