Entries Tagged as 'Fruit'

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Oriental Melons

Chinese melon by NomadicEntrepreneur Yesterday was my most recent trip to an Asian supermarket where I found a variety of interesting melons that I have never eaten. I love melons so I wanted to try some new ones. I asked an Asian shopper who was buying them what they were like. She told me one […]

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Enjoying and Growing and Cooking With Persimmons

Diospyros kaki (Persimmon or Kaki)by Arthur Chapman I enjoy going to Asian or Indian food markets because of the variety of exotic, to my eyes, fruits and vegetables they carry. I always come home with a new taste treat. Some I love and some I don’t care to try a second time. But the experience […]

Monday, July 16th, 2012

When to plant raspberries

Raspberry Bush by The Adventures of…   Someone asked TheGardenLady when is the best time of year to plant raspberries. The best time to plant raspberry shrubs is early spring as soon as the soil can be properly prepared. You should plant the raspberries in an area that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

5 Fruit-Bearing Shrubs that do Best in Acidic Soil

Our Blueberry Bush by martinrstone When you plant your garden, the first thing you should do is have the soil tested. The test will include the soil pH of the area of your garden where you want to plant. The pH is a scale from 0 through 14. From 0 to below 7, the soil […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Photos of Greece

This photo of canned fruits was taken in the town of Levidi in the Peloponnese. My daughter and my son with his family visited Greece this August. They spent a week with friends on the island of Santorini,  a volcanic island where there are 600 species of plant life. The main edible crops growing on […]

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Science of the Exotic Fruit World

Annona cherimola (Cherimoya) by Arthur Chapman TheGardenLady had written a post about exotic fruits found around the world. Today’s post is an update in what is happening in the science of the exotic fruit world. The cherimoya or custard apple is said to be “the most the most delicious fruit known.” The reason it wasn’t […]

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon): How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Tytebærblom/ Cranberries Flower by haraldna Thanksgiving is over and after all the cooking, that generally means leftovers. I have never been a fan of leftovers, except for one; and that one is my homemade cranberry sauce. I used to buy it in cans until I learned how easy it is to make whole cranberry sauce […]

Monday, July 26th, 2010

‘Tis the Season for Plums

part of the plum tree by Brenda Anderson I love a good plum. I remember when my father planted a plum tree that was supposed to have 5 different types of plums on one tree.  We couldn’t wait for that first year’s harvest. I don’t ever remember 5 different types of plums on the tree, […]

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Watermelon: where to find different varieties

TheGardenLady received this question from Bluelytes: Would you know where I could obtain seeds of these russian watermelon varieties?:  Podarck Solatsa or Skorospelyi Sakharnyi Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits -  if you can find them when they are ripe and fully sweet. That doesn’t seem to be the case these days. When shopping […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Fruit Fantasy – Exotic Fruit From Around The World

Winter is the time when TheGardenLady dreams of delicious freshly harvested fruit. We are lucky to live in an age when we can buy and eat fruit all year long. But between harvesting the fruits in countries like Chile and eating them when one buys them in the Supermarket here in the Northeast during the […]