Vince has been busy in the evenings planting fruit trees. Last night he planted two plums, the night before he planted two pears.
Above is an Asian Pear and below is an Apple Pear, though I think they’re both the same thing. I love these pears and hardly ever buy them because they’re so expensive. I’m hoping these produce lots of pears!
The jujube has leafed out so it’s alive and will hopefully produce a few jujubes this year. That little tree has the most wicked thorns!
The crab apples are almost finished blooming.
The persimmon is showing signs of life.
The slow poke fig trees are about to produce leaves. They’re funny because some varieties produce leaves from the ground up . . the growth from last year may get leaves much later in the season.
And some of the fig tree varieties produce leaves from the branches.
I’m still holding out hope that the cherry might produce a few cherries this year.
Here’s the tally on the fruit trees we currently have:
- Peach (5)
- Pear (5)
- Apricot (3)
- Crab Apple (2)
- Cherry (1)
- Persimmon (1)
- Plum (4)
- Jujube (1)
- Sugar Pear (2)
- Apple (1 . . but it’s one of those 5 in 1 type trees)
One of these years, we’re going to get a good fruit harvest!
- Fig (6)
- Pomegranate (3 . . though these have not shown any signs of life and our cold temps dropped below their recommended range)