Saturday, 10 September 2016

Pot Luck.



Often if I've eaten a particularly delicious Peach, I plant the stone. They grow very quickly.

There is no guarantee of success, but occasionally one comes up trumps. 

I've had trees that produced almost identical fruit to the donor, and I've had others that produced nothing.

These Peaches above come from one such tree, and although they're very small, they are delicious. 

They seem to be especially small this year, probably because we've had no rain, but their flavour beats almost all other peaches. No juice running down my bearded chin, but otherwise just about perfect.

If you have the room (and the climate), may I suggest you do likewise, apart from anything it's fun to see what they produce.



28 comments:

  1. I am delighted to see the knife most days here.

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  2. I love peaches, and they grow very well in South Carolina. Yours look wonderful!

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  3. We have one area of the garden which is always much warmer than everywhere else, it also has a long, south-facing, brick wall. I wonder whether I could make use of that, perhaps train it along there.

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    1. I know people in England who successfully grow Apricots, so I don't see why Peaches shouldn't do well. It might be better to buy a variety that's suited to the UK, rather than plant a stone.

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    2. I note you've now become 'Fliss'.

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    3. A small step on my journey towards becoming me again. Elaine.

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  4. I shall try here, to plant a stone.

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    1. In your climate it's bound to grow well.

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  5. There is nothing more delicious than a peach eaten straight from the tree ...... Can be difficult here in the UK. My friend had a peach tree in her garden and she gave me s couple of the fruits .... Heaven !! Sadly her peach tree died !!!!
    Still, we grow wonderful Victoria plums in the UK ...,,, and greengages !! XXXX

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    1. I'd love to have a Victoria Plum here. The ones I have are the French equivalent; but nowhere near as nice.

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  6. There is no other plum in the world to touch Victorias. I bought my first lot on our market yesterday - eaten straight from the bag they were delicious.
    My brother in law - when he lived at home - used to often plant pips and stones of various fruits in the hedgerow around the farm. We have plum trees which fruit prolifically and taste good but are no bigger than damsons and similarly small red apples.

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    1. My people had a big Victoria Plum at their Shropshire place, it was always dripping with fruit; they were wonderful. I'd love one here.

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  7. I'm another one who is going to try planting a peach stone. Peaches are in season here but they are soapy and tasteless. Probably were in coolstore since last summer. Small but delicious. Wonderful.

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    1. You may have to water it in your climate. But well worth it.

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  8. We don't seem to do very well with peaches here.... but plums do well so I suppose you can't have it all ways!

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    1. I would have though you were well into Peach growing country.

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  9. We picked our peaches over a month ago but Philippe's trees are just ripening now, plenty to go around!

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    1. My 'absent neighbour's' trees are loaded too. Maybe some early morning scrumping is called for. It's a shame to see them all wasted.

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    2. On second thoughts, they might be here tomorrow (Sunday), in which case I'd better not touch them.

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  10. Wonderfully ripe peaches are still available at the farmers markets, and I am enjoying sampling them. This season's apples have also begun to appear, but I am keeping peach season going as long as possible.

    Delish! I prefer smaller peaches. xo

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    1. One should always take advantage of seasonal favourites. Fresh green asparagus is another one not to be missed.

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  11. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/your-accommodation-doesnt-make-you-a-pilgrim.43115/

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  12. Sorry - the above is nothing to do with peaches, just a response to a comment from Cro about 6 months ago!

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    1. Very interesting, but as I said at the time (I think), I always thought you were supposed to walk on your knees, and sleep under bushes. I'm pleased to see that I was wrong.

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