Tag Archives: fruit

  1. Macro Monday: First Apricot

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    Monday 28 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Not very clear I’m afraid, but this was taken a couple of weeks back, and was the very first apricot …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love (II)

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    Tuesday 15 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge entry is all about my one love, food 🙂 We grow a fair amount of our …
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  3. Lemons, just a few

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Following the disaster of last January, when our big freeze wiped out all the lemons, killing one decent sized fruit-producing …
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  4. Kumquat success

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst many crops have not favoured the weird weather of 2015, the humble little kumquat tree seems to be as …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle (II)

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    Saturday 02 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge entry are simple 2D circles representing 3D spheres, namely, some juicy green apples. Hope you …
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  6. Wordless Wednesday ~ Juicy Pomelo

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (II)

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second bash at the Weekly Photo Challenge is very much “now” for us, with winter fruit picking upon us, here on …
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  8. Autumn colours, in Winter

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s officially past mid-winter…. yeah right! Our trees are only just shedding their leaves, as our weird weather continues unabated …
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  9. This’ll be tasty!

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    Tuesday 06 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus fruit yield looks to be well below average this year. Most of that is down to the weather …
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  10. Gonna be a peachy old day

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    Sunday 06 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst the pear tree and the quince trees are bare this season, can’t quite say the same for the peaches! …
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  11. Jujube or not Jujube

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    Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date is a species of Ziziphus in …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle (III)

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    Wednesday 02 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge continues with the produce theme…. and shows three angles of …
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  13. Wordless Wednesday ~ Young Pommie

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    Wednesday 22 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  14. Macro Monday: Another baby orange

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    Monday 06 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    People say I have green fingers. Well, as you can see, perhaps not green, just dirty! Now, apart from my …
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  15. Fridge full of apricots…

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    Tuesday 30 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Apricots have become my new biscuits! No biscuits for two weeks (fasting), but apricots do just nicely 🙂

  16. Macro Monday: Mulberry

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    Monday 29 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Simple shot of an almost ripe Mulberry. This is my entry for Macro Monday for this week. Hope you all enjoy …
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  17. Fresh evening snack…

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    Saturday 27 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Strawberries are much much better this season! Moving 120 newly rooted extensions from the old plants last autumn was a …
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  18. Sour Cherries

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    Thursday 25 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    For once, we beat the birds to harvesting the Vişne (sour cherries)!

  19. Peaches…

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    Tuesday 23 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Peaches are coming along nicely this season!

  20. Plums & Sloes

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    Sunday 21 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Also very late this year are the plums. Here in Türkiye, they are often eaten unripe, and with salt(!?) when …
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  21. Apples are growing…

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    Saturday 20 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Growing apples here is bit ‘hit-n-miss’ we’ve found, mainly due to the incessant heat of our normally prolonged hot and …
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  22. Who loves a Blackberry?

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    Thursday 18 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    If one were to mention a Blackberry to 93.48% of the under 25 year old population, what do you think …
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  23. This evening’s snack: Apricots

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    Wednesday 17 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having stated my Ramadan fasting a few days early, as you do, my focus for iftar (breaking of the fast), …
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  24. Bergamot – another first for us

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    Tuesday 16 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a couple of failures, we now have a Bergamot Orange tree that seems relatively happy and settled. Although it …
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  25. Macro Monday: Pomelo

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    Monday 15 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This the skin of a Pomelo . It’s nowhere near fully grown yet. These fruit will be well over a …
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  26. Pomegranates – looks to be a good season

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    Sunday 14 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The pomegranate bushes are still in full flower, but at the same time, we have fruit already well formed.We’ll have …
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  27. Black Figs – Late but still welcome

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    Saturday 13 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The green figs never happened at all this season, which is strange as they are a native crop that grow …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season (I)

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    Friday 12 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the wastage of clementines caused by a very rare and sudden cold …
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  29. Citrus fruit – survival of the fittest

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    Wednesday 03 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The weird weather continues… It’s early June, and we have the potential for rain this week; practically unheard of. It …
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  30. Mulberry time

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    Sunday 24 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a race between humans and chooks…. Why? …coz it’s mulberry time ! .

  31. Strawberries – yay!

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    Saturday 23 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Last autumn I took the decision to move all the strawberry plants. Where they had been for a few years …
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  32. Orchard in bloom

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    Thursday 23 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus orchards are in full bloom right now. Whilst I can’t hear myself think for the noise of a …
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  33. Citrus tree health update

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    Wednesday 22 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following the really cold snap of -5C (23F) we experienced for a few nights over winter, many of the fruit trees had …
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  34. Macro Monday: Baby plums

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    Monday 20 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . . The plum trees are one of the …
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  35. Macro Monday: ‘Plum Blossom’

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    Monday 16 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday For a change, the plum trees were not the first to go into …
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  36. Macro Monday: ‘First Blossom’

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    Monday 02 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday Took this shot five minutes ago…. the first blossom of spring, with the …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds (III)

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    Sunday 22 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the opening of new leaves on one of our pomegranate trees on our …
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  38. Them Poor Lemon Trees

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    Tuesday 10 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As I posted recently, we had a short sharp cold cold snap where temperatures dropped to -5C (23F) on a few nights, which is …
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  39. Iced Lemons?

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    Thursday 29 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Icy weather plays havoc with fruit farming, but the worst affected tend to be lemons I have found. Their internal …
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  40. Last of the Winter Citrus

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Citrus fruit are harvested in one of two seasons, depending on the variety. For example, we have lemon and orange …
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  41. Winter Storm Wastes Tonnes of Fruit

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As well as the damage that very cold weather can do to the trees and leaves, the fruit obviously suffers, …
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  42. Kumquat

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mid January: time for one of my favourite fruits, the humble Kumquat. Not a bad crop this year of our …
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  43. Ice Damaged Fruit Trees

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    Thursday 22 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The problem with a cold snap, is that whilst it looks nice and wintry with snow in the mountains that …
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  44. Picking Time

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    Wednesday 07 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time of year when there are tractors and trucks and workers everywhere – it’s fruit harvest time. . …
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  45. Wordless Wednesday ~ Pomegranate

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    Wednesday 31 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    . All our pomegranates have finished, sadly, but looking forward to a good crop next season – one of the joys of …
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  46. Citrus fruit update

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    Thursday 18 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Most of the fruit is now being harvested, dodging in-between storms. Clementines are our primary crop, and sweet and juicy …
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  47. My autumn colours #3

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    Tuesday 16 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This is the third in the series looking at our late autumn colours around the farm.  We get the usual windswept …
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  48. My autumn colours #2

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    Friday 12 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the first look at our late autumn colours, we continue our photographic tour of the farm. With …
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  49. Peeling a Pommie

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    Sunday 23 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Another question I am often asked, is how the chuff does one peel a pommie (that is, pomegranate to normal …
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  50. Apricot Tree Gummosis

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    Thursday 13 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The latest ‘Guess What‘ challenge had this colourful image… . Did you get it, or even close? . Well we …
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