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Just picked a 3-month fruit which was rotting from being sunburned. I left it out intending to chop it for compost and figured to try it first. As well I did! So sweet and flavoursome! Only tiny but worth the effort. They are supposed to take 6 months to ripen but that seems to be flexible.
Pick it Florence, no harm. Cut it open and see what you have. My other fruit is only tiny and not getting any bigger.
Look very appetising!! I've waited four years for my potted pineapple, and it's finally growing fruit, but it got a direct hit from a huge gum tree limb during the last storm... it's not dead yet, although the pot is broken, and plant disfigured, the fruit have started yellowing despite it's only fist size... I think the fruit itself is damaged and is rotting :( oh well...
Some do make pups, some don't. Finally I've grown one which did make some pups, some on the fruit's stem and some between the leaves. Just planted them so a while before there's any results.
Steven - thanks :) but I did nothing special, just stuck the pups and top in, mulched every now and then and watered once a week. The top of this one has gone back into the garden - no pups with it oddly enough - perhaps it was a pup itself and maybe they don't produce them.
Susan - I suppose I garden more intensively than the acreage folk. From memory (of walking around their gardens - and remember I never saw yours) they have plants and gardens quite spread out...and they have more distance to cover to support these plants and gardens. Mine is all within hose length and I can see how everything is doing with one short walk.
Personally if I had my acreage I would follow permaculture principles in the most basic sense. Veg beds close to the house and fruit trees further off.
Wonderful. Not many people grow these in the home garden.
May I ask what you would do differently? I'm way off the original subject now!
I've heard that before from people on acreage Susan. And I've been there myself (last house 1.5acres) - but would plant the land completely differently now than I did then.
I used to belong to a Samford gardening group and all had acreage. Apart from perhaps more variety of fruit trees I managed to grow far more usable produce on my suburban block. Perhaps because it's all within easy reach for maintenance?
I am also amused by the fact that most things in my yard won't actually produce for another few years. I am not normally a patient person.
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