Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Already

Not much fruit at the moment...avocado, a few carambola and atemoya.
...but I'm posting to prove that I'm still around. 
Most Saturday mornings we are open to sell plants and whatever fruit is available.
If you would like to stop by, you can call to confirm that we will be open... 278-7754

Friday, September 7, 2012

Last Saturday for Mangos

Last week it looked like we would have mangos for two more Saturdays.  Unfortunately the squirrels are tasting far too many, so we're picking all remaining mangos tomorrow morning.

This evening I picked the first atemoya of the season!

Also available are sugar apples and a few carambola.

Two jak fruit are still on the trees, but are not yet ripe.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The End is Near

Our mango season will last two more Saturdays. 
Tomorrow, September 5, will be the last Wednesday this year that we'll open.

Fruit available will include:
  • Keitt and Palmer Mangos
  • Avocados
  • Sugar Apple
  • a few Carambola and Sapodilla
  • possibly a Jak Fruit
Recently our Keitt mangos have been exceptionally sweet and flavorful.

OPEN September 5 from 4:30 to 5:30.

OPEN the remaining Saturdays in September from 9am to noon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Still Open For Business

We don't have power, but we do have mangos!
Isaac knocked down a few mangos but there are still plenty on the trees.
Wednesday we'll have at least three varieties on mango, avocados, carambola, sugar apple, maybe some sapodilla, maybe some jak fruit.
Wednesday 4:30 -5:30 and Saturday morning.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Late August Fruit

Our selection of Keitt mangos is excellent. 
This week we will also have Beverly, Chocanon, Neelum and Palmer mangos.

In addition to mangos, we also have red and green sugar apples, and two varities of Carambola.  Several jak fruit are still on our trees and should be ripening over the next several weeks.  One variety of avocado will be available soon.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

August Mangos etc

Mango varieties still available include Keitt, Kent, Palmer, Valencia Pride, Duncan, Neelum, Pram Kai Mea and Beverly.
Other fruit include Jak Fruit, Carambola, Longan and Sugar Apple.

Hours for August are:
  • Wednesdays  4:30-5:30
  • Saturdays   9am-noon 

Remember... now is a great time to trim any of your mango trees that have finished fruiting for the season.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back to Normal Mango Hours

Today (Wednesday) we will be open 4:30-5:30 pm.
Saturday we will be open 9am-noon.

Significant amounts of Valencia Pride, Kent, Duncan, and our delicious yet-to-be-named variety will be available.  Some Keitt, Nam Doc Mai, Malika, Brahm Kai Mea, Jakarta, Zill, Van Dyke and Dot, etc. will also be available.
Jak Fruit (pieces), Carambola, Longan and Sugar Apples will also be available.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jak, Sugar Apples and Carambola

Today I picked the first sugar apples of the summer... both red and green!
Also available: several pieces of jak fruit, and two varieties of carambola.

Of course we still have mangos and will have them through August.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hours For This Weekend

Saturday, July 14, we will be open 9am-1pm.

Sunday, July 15, we will be open 11am-12:30pm.

Fruit offered for sale:
  • Carambola
  • Longan
  • Mango including Valencia Pride, Kent, Nam Doc Mai, Brahm Kai Mea, Florigon, Duncan, Zill, Zill Indochinese, Van Dyke, Po Pyu Kalai, Graham, Gary, Chocanon, Tommy Atkins, Beverly, Zebda and the last few of Carrie.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Half of a Jak

I have the bottom half of a ripe cruchy jak fruit available.  It's about 14 lbs.  If you are interested in it today, call 278-7754.  Otherwise it will be available tomorrow.  We will be open tomorrow (Thursday, July 5) from 4:30 to 5:30.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lots of Very Popular Mangos!

Today, July 3, we will be open 4:30 - 5:30.

We have a beautiful and bountiful supply of Valencia Pride, Carrie, Duncan, Malika, Nam Doc Mai, Dot, Zill, Van Dyke and Florigon.  Also available are Bailey's Marvel, Lemon Meringue (PPK), Fairchild, Pickering, Zill Indochinese, Brahm Kai Mea, and a large and very excellent variety that we have (probably related to Bailey's Marvel).

Mangos are a wonderful addition any July 4th celebration!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Midweek Hours

Tomorrow, June 27, we will be open 4:30-5:30.  Our selection of mangos is excellent.

Next Week...
Because July 4 is next Wednesday, we are adjusting our normal midweek hours.  Wednesday, July 4th, we will be closed.  Next week only, we will open 4:30-5:30 on Tuesday (July3) and Thursday (July5).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mango Morning

Tomorrow we will be open 9-noon, as usual.  Fortunately the serious rain is forecasted to begin at noon.

The mangos look great.  We actually have more Cogshall and Glenn mangos, but this really will be the last Saturday for them.  Supply is excellent for Carrie, Bailey's Marvel, Florigon, Lemon Meringue (PPK), Fairchild, Southern Blush, Nam Doc Mai, Jakarta, Van Dyke and Malika.
We also have Zill, Zill Indochinese, Alfonso, Gary, Tess Pollock, Chocanon, Duncan, Valencia Pride, Haden, Zebda, and Page.
...and a few more varieties...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nice day if you're a newt

A 90% chance of rain is forecasted for this afternoon.  We will be open this afternoon rain or shine, though we hope the rain stops 4:30 - 5:30.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Last Minute News and Suggestions for the Bounty

Tomorrow might be the last Saturday of the summer that we will have Glenn mangos.  Tomorrow's supply is good because the mangos still on the trees are all ripening at the same time.
Also plentiful are the very popular Carrie mangos.
The supply of Po Pyu Kalai (Lemon Meringue) mango is good, but we're nearing the end of its season.
We have a decent amount of Bailey's Marvel, and there are plenty still on the tree.
Also we should have some of the varieties listed on the previous post.

Again we will sell drops for half price.  Most are from our large Haden mango trees.

One excellent use of imperfect fruit is for fruit leather.  Put bruised parts and good flesh in a blender with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid to preserve freshness) until pureed, then spread on non-stick sheets and dehydrate at 110 degrees until done.  Roll up the sheets of dried mango and cut with sharp knife.
You can mix many varieties of mango, but make sure some of the fruit is bruised and some has fiber.  Also you can add other types of fruit to the mix.  I've tried passion fruit, guava, carambola, and canistel.

Other uses include making Mango Bread and Mango Crisp (click on "Recipes"), making chutney, pureeing for mango juice (add water for desired thickness), and freezing for later in the year.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wow! ....Even More Mango Varieties Available!

Open Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 and Saturdays 9 am to noon.

Our Supply of Haden and Lemon Meringue mangos is excellent!

Varieties currently offered for $2 per pound include:
Brahm Kai Mea
Bailey's Marvel
Dupuis Saigon
Dwarf Hawaiian
Lemon Meringue (PPK)
Nam Doc Mai
Pim Seng Mun
Southern Blush
Tess Pollock
Valencia Pride
Zill Indochinese

Varieties Offered for $1.50 per pound:
Tommy Atkins

Two Varieties of Stringies Offered for $1 per pound

Thursday, May 24, 2012

No Lychee, but Lots of Mango Varieties!

Unfortunately our winter was too mild for our lychee trees to produce fruit.

Fortunately the mild temperatures were great for our mango crop!  We have an incredible number of varieties available now, including:

  • Tess Pollock
  • Joellen
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Cogshall
  • Haden (just starting)
  • Turpentine
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Glenn
  • Carrie
  • Florigon
  • Nam Doc Mai
  • Jakarta
  • Chocanon (just starting)
  • Cushman 
  • Edward
  • Dupuis Saigon
  • and Southern Blush!
Quantities are limited for a few of the varieties.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

And More Mangos!

Varieties picked today include:

  • Carrie
  • Tess Pollock
  • Jakarta
  • Florigon
  • Glenn
  • Nam Doc Mai
  • Lemon Meringue (PPK)
  • Pim Seng Mun
  • Joellen
  • Cogshall
  • Dominica (possibly Malvica)

Saturday 9am - noon
Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Mangos! ...and open Wed afternoon

In addition to our 9am to noon Saturday hours, we will be open 4:30 - 5:30pm on Wednesday afternoon.

More mango varieties are available.  Current selection includes...

Tess Pollock
Nam Doc Mai
Dwarf Hawaiian

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hours for Saturday, April 28

We will be open for fruit sales only from 9 - 11 am on Saturday, April 28.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fruit this Week

The following mango will likely be available this Saturday morning:
  • Tess Pollock
  • Eckler
  • Dwarf Hawaiian
  • Rosa
possibly some
  • Edward and Jakarta

Also we will have:
  • Caimito (possibly the last of the season)
  • Tamarind

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sorry for the late post

Tomorrow we will be selling three varieties of mango: Tess Pollock, Rosa, and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also caimito is still available.
Hours 9am - noon.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fruit for Tomorrow...

We will be open tomorrow, March 31, from 9am until noon.
This morning I spotted a few ripe mangos, so I'll pick those for sale tomorrow. Quantity and selection are EXTREMELY limited. It looked like the only trees with ripe mangos were Rosa and Dwarf Hawaiian.
Also we will have some Caimito (Star Apple) available.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Closed for Two Saturdays

Because of other commitments, we will be closed...

Saturday, March 24
Saturday, April 28

The mangos are looking great, and we expect to have some to sell in the beginning of May.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Closed first Saturday in March

Caimito season has begun! Caimito, aka Star Apple, is purple when ripe. The flesh in the center of the fruit is white and usually forms a star pattern. The fruit is eaten fresh and has a very pleasant, slight-grape flavor.
We will be closed March 3rd. If you are eager to purchase some fruit, please call 278-7754 for an appointment. If you can wait until next Saturday morning (March 10), just stop by between 9am and noon.
In other news... Some of our mango varieties look like they will ripen early. We plan to start selling mangos the first Saturday of May.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Finally Posting Again

Various circumstances have made it difficult to post. Sorry for the lapse.

Fruit selection is rather sparse this time of year. Available now are carambola and avocado.

If you would like to stop by for fruit or plants, please call 561-278-7754.