Monday, July 8, 2024

first fruits


A few blueberries and raspberries, most days now.



Perfect with yogurt at the end of the day.

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8 comments:

  1. That's a favorite here, too, except not homegrown. Those are the best.

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  2. Yum! Look at the size of that raspberry!! I hope they tasted as good as they looked.

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    1. They melt in your mouth! Except for the seeds. They stick in your teeth :)

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  3. Those top blueberries look good enough to eat! The handful undoubtedly was! YUM!!!

    Here, either the earwigs at night or the paper wasps during the day chew through that waxy skin and even if they don't demolish the pulp, the berry turns into a little blue raisinette. I've overcome my squeamishness about earwig/ wasp 'lips' and pop the raisinettes in my mouth anyway, but it's not quite as luscious as your portrait of plumpness.

    This morning our Idaho garden offered nibbling amounts of three species of Juneberries (Canada, Saskatoon and Utah), Siberian honeysuckle berries (aka honeyberries or haskaps), Alpine strawberries, and blueberry raisinettes. Oh - and cackleberries!

    Chris from Boise

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    1. I get the raisinettes here, but never knew the reason. Thanks, I think :) You've got quite an impressive variety! It took three years - including replacement plantings - to get the raspberries comfortable here, and now they are thriving and flinging out long branches in an attempt to spread. Huzzah! Although I am tempted to just let them carry on, I think they will actually be healthier if I do a late-Autumn pruning and trellising so they can remain more upright and airy next year. It's on the list...

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  4. mmmmm - blueberries AND raspberries - a winning combination. I always used to get a little box of raspberries for my birthday when I was young and it was a supreme treat.

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    1. We never had raspberries at home (wild blueberries were big though) but a friend's mother made raspberry jam and enlisted us two young girls to do our bit at raspberry picking. What a revelation!

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