Category Archives: Fruit

Fruit Trees – plant now for delicious tasting home grown fruit

Now is the time to come into Portstone and browse our selection of fruit trees that you can plant at home to enjoy great tasting fruit in the summer months. It really is easy to plant, care for and then … Continue reading

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How to harvest Passionfruit

How to harvest passionfruit?  Just let them fall, then pick them up, it’s that simple. The skins are tough so they don’t bruise.  It is often said you should leave them to go wrinkley, to ripen, but in fact they are … Continue reading

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Dovyalis, Tropical Apricot

I have four Dovyalis “Tropical Apricot” trees growing in pots.  There are a few fruit on them, just small at the moment but I am looking forward to them getting bigger and riper.  I believe they have an apricot flavour. This is a large semi-deciduous shrub … Continue reading

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fresh blackcurrant jam

I made jam from freshly picked blackcurrants and compared the taste with bought stuff.  My jam had a stronger flavour and fresher taste.  It’s a really easy jam to make.  Pick 1kg of currants, and wash them.  Boil 1.5kg sugar with 800ml … Continue reading

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long stemmed rhubarb

  To grow rhubarb with really long stems, put a bucket round the crown.  Cut the bottom out of the bucket first of course. As the leaves reach for the sunlight at the top of the bucket, so it forces … Continue reading

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Grow and eat your own vegetables

VEGETABLE GARDENS & STRAWBERRIES (photo credit by Jennifer Walker ) Do you want to grow your own vegetables this year but your garden is damaged with silt or you will have to move sometime to a new property? Use a … Continue reading

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You can’t beat the taste of a fresh apricot

The flavour to start drooling about in September is Apricot– a flavour to savour because harvest is not til February. An easy to grow blossom tree that rewards you with yummy fruit that you can make into jam and desserts, … Continue reading

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