Road gardening - this is the best time of year for gardening + treat coming for our shed
It's so lovely out there now; white fruit blossoms, young birds finding their way, gracious parrots feeding on the native plants. All those cold days of making compost are behind us and we're putting it out to feed things.
This Friday(16/September) we'll plant two Black Sapote - Bernicker - given as a gift to our road gardens by Antoinette and purchased by her from Daley's Fruit Nursery; their web page says of this fruit tree:
Not surprisingly this is one of our most popular fruits and if you like Chocolate you'll love Black Sapote. Commonly known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit this amazing fruit is low in fat and an excellent source of Vitamin C containing about 4 times as much as an orange. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or used as a chocolate substitute in recipes and milkshakes or simply mix the pulp with yogurt and lemon juice for a refreshing treat. Fruits can be cut in half and eaten covered in passion fruit, in Mexico the pulp is mashed with orange juice or brandy and served with cream, it is also delicious mixed with wine, cinnamon and sugar.
The green fruit is picked when hard and allowed to soften and go brown within 3-6 days. At the ripe stage - you should be able to press the skin with your fingers and leave an indent. A very close relative of the persimmon the black sapote is a Chocoholics dream come true!
Antoinette has also ordered several Midyenberry for us to plant when the nursery has them ready.
The Pine Street Creative Arts Centre are swinging in and have arranged to paint the shed and give it a bit of heart. More on this soon.
Come and join the fun; meet at the shed.