Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Fruit Cake

So my girlfriend thinks i'm a fruitcake! Why? Well, i've got this addiction you see... It involves visiting discount stores in the Springtime and buying AS MANY FRUIT TREES AS I POSSIBLY CAN!!!
Yep it's terrible, I can't seem to stop myself.

I think part of it is the names you see, like "Denniston's Superb" or "Opal", "Discovery", "Fantasia", "Czar", "Heldenfinger", "Doyenne Du Comice" you get the picture...
Last year it was tropical fruit seeds, this year it's fruit trees. To date we now have 34 trees..
So what did I get? well to name a few:
Grapes, peaches, apples, pears, cherries, plums, damson, nectarine, blueberries, cranberries, gooseberries, and on and on....

I guess the names conjure up images of bounty at this time of year. Of walking through a rich orchard, plucking ripe peaches in the sunlight, gorging myself on plums and blueberries- madness
Because at this time of year there ain't no such thing mate.

Or is there?

This picture was part of our talk. It shows our landlords tunnel and what is fruiting there as i type. Yep, cornish kiwis. They begin in December and continue right through till April. So i guess things aren't so bad. Crops like these can be grown in Cornwall, doing away with fruit such as these being flown halfway across the world.
And if you think we would be doing some poor new zealand farmer out of business, well hey, they took them from China in the first place!

1 comment:

  1. We have a self pollinating kiwi in the garden, about 6 years old, loads of kiwis, but all the size of walnuts!!