Then one half cup was measured out into each bag - total of 18 bags. The bags, instead of as previously, tediously labelling each one, were loaded into one labelled big bag. Quite a time saving.
The results are several kilos of fruit, no fruit-fly; just a few started to grow whiskers where the skin cracked and a mould flew by and landed. I doubt the absence of fruit fly is because of the fantastic soil the tree is growing in! More like the skins are too tough even for a fruit fly. As well, picking them green would help although none of the fruit developed anything more sinister than a few spots of mould.Although the tree is grafted and I bought it from a regular retail nursery, it’s actual variety is not known. The graft produces some green shoots as do the roots, I break these off. It’s a bit of a pest but a lot of grafted plants have their little foibles and the fruit from this tree is well worth a bit of fussing.