Welcome to my website in which I record my activities growing Organic Fruit. I am seriously limited for space, so I have to be smart about what I grow. The best way to maximise yield in a given space is to grow tall plants, but I wanted as much variety as possible, so my more recent additions have been dwarf fruit trees.........................................John Ashworth 27th July 2015.
Latest Update 7th December 2017.
Well all that blossom we had turned into nice healthy fruit last year just starting to turn yellow in this photo. A few weeks later it ripened to a nice orange colour and I start to harvest it.
I like to harvest apricots when the flesh is still firm for preserving, leaving some to fully ripen on the tree. The fruit is at its sweetest when the flesh is soft, but the birds are waiting for that moment.
We managed to pick quite a lot of them fully ripe under nets where the birds couldn't get them.
However, the birds got their fair share from the top of the tree, and we all ended up happy.