Pakistan Mulberry tree cultivation

Pakistan Mulberry tree cultivation

Pakistan Mulberry (Morus macroura)   Pakistan Mulberry Overview: This is a delicious early ripening fruit which is similar in flavor to a raspberry but without the hard/crunchy seeds.  It has been a fast growing trouble free tree for me. Fruit Taste:   ...

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Clausen Nursery: one of the best values around

Clausen Nursery: one of the best values around

Disclaimer: I am writing this because I think more people should know about this gem of a nursery in northern San Diego County.  This is not a paid advertisement, I just like the place.  I have no financial stake in ...

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Hosui Pear tree

Hosui Pear tree

Hosui Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)   Hosui Pear tree overview:  The Hosui Pear tree is a relatively new Asian pear tree that is both beautiful and delicious.   Hosui Pear fruit appearance: The Hosui Pear skin is greenish when unripe.  The ...

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The Loquat tree: a golden gem

The Loquat tree: a golden gem

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)   Loquat tree overview: The Loquat tree is a wonderful addition to the Southern California garden because it can deal with our poor soil, it is drought tolerant, and it has a great tropical appearance. Fruit Appearance:  ...

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Valentine pummelo: A tasty new citrus

Valentine pummelo: A tasty new citrus

Valentine Pummelo (Citrus maxima hybrid)    Valentine pummelo overview: This is a relatively new and delicious fruit that ripens during the coldest part of the year.   Fruit appearance: Yellow skin and red pulp. The size of a grapefruit (about ...

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Aratiles tree: Cultivating the cotton candy flavored fruit.

Aratiles tree: Cultivating the cotton candy flavored fruit.

Aratiles (Muntingia calabura)   Aratiles Overview: The Aratiles tree is a fast growing tree with cotton candy flavored fruit. Fruit appearance: The Aratiles fruit is small, about the size of a blueberry. Unripe green fruit turns orange to red when ripe. ...

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Florida Prince Peach: tree care

Florida Prince Peach: tree care

Florida Prince Peach (Prunus persica)   Florida Prince Peach tree overview: The Florida Prince Peach is one of a select group of peaches that does very well in Southern California.  This is a precocious very early-season peach. Fruit appearance:  The ...

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Cultivation of the exotic Cherimoya

Cultivation of the exotic Cherimoya

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola) Cherimoya preface: Pre-Incan people cultivated the fruit as far back as 2,500 BC.  More recently, Mark Twain said that the Cherimoya was “deliciousness itself”.  Perhaps that’s why the fruit doesn’t last that long in the market even though ...

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