Despite that it is still the first week of August it is very early Spring on the Coffs Coast. In the Fernmount Food Forest fruit trees are bursting into flower if they are receiving some northern sun.
All through Winter self-sown Amaranth plants have thrived in a sunny spot.
|Seedling Black Sapote (Pic by Peter Hardinge)|
This seedling Black Sapote is covered in fruit this year.
|Mandarins and Lemons (Pic by Peter Hardinge)|
We are suffering some insect damage but the citrus fruit is still abundant and juicy.
|Dwarf White Peach|
|Seedling White Peach|
|Brazil (Surinam) Cherry|
|Low chill Gulf Gold Japanese Plum|
|Dwarf White Mulberry|
A few fruit from the previous summer are still ripening. This is our late Tamarillo
This is our first Rollinia and it failed to ripen indoors. Although small, it is quite a rarity in this climate. This fruit is from a two and a half metre tree receiving northern sun,
Most of our citrus, except for the Tahitian Lime and a late Orange, are in full production.
|Villa Franca Lemon|
A self seeded cherry tomato has died and left a bunch of sweet, scarlet fruit.
Oh, and I just picked some Black Sapote to ripen indoors. These will be ready for eating in a couple of weeks. Also in the pic are some Yellow Passionfruit that have been dropping all through winter but only now are really sweet enough for consumption.
|Black Sapote and Yellow Passionfruit|