Each spring, our wild plum trees bloom in celebration of the arrival of the season. Usually, the insect population feasts on the fruit, leaving none for us. Yesterday, we found several of the plums that survived the summer. While not having the rich sweet flavor or the juiciness of the cultivated varieties, the plums are nonetheless a nice snack. They are small, about an inch or 2.5cm in length, and a little tart. Click on the image for a larger view.
Tag Archives: Wild Fruit
Red Currant Harvest
Naomi and I made a wonderful discovery this week—we found two red currant trees in our forest. This is a great find and will add to our annual fruit harvest. If you like fruit with a tangy bite, these are great. These particular berries will most likely end up in out yoghurt for today’s breakfast. Click on the image for a larger view.
The Raspberry Harvest
The Strawberry Harvest
This year’s wild strawberry harvest has been great. We have been getting some of the largest fruit since we moved in. We left the wild strawberry to invade our lawn and did little else. Click on the images for a larger view.