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I don't like fruit!

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Vince, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Vince

    Vince Not so well known for it.

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    With the exception of peaches........... and now home grown strawberries. I always found shop bought strawbs to be rather bland but this year our home grown ones taste like.. well proper strawberries, lovely.

    Loads of peaches on my peach tree, hardly any peach leaf curl this year, praying for a warm summer and hopefully a good harvest.
     
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      I'm not a big fan of fruit other than citrus types or rhubarb. I will eat apples, blueberries and cherries when their baked in a pie. And of course candied fruit in my beloved fruitcake.

      Home grown strawberries always smell so much better than the grocery store/imported ones but I only like smelling them, not eating them.

      When I was a baby, I wouldn't eat baby food desserts if they had fruit in them so I guess I am true to myself.

      Now, citrus - yum :)
       
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        I like fruit :snorky:

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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I like tinned mandarins, just so much easier than peeling the things.
          Really like grapes, seedless ones are best.

          When I was a kid, as a special treat in the winter, we would have a raspberry pie, made with raspberries out of a tin, with evaporated milk poured over it.
          I liked it, probably wouldn't now though.:biggrin:
           
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            There is no comparison between shop bought and home grown. The strawberries in the shops at the moment are watery and their price is eye watering.

            After home grown strawberries we will be eating gooseberries, then raspberries and blackberries right the way through to October. I like them on their own, in a crumble or pie, with ice cream, custard or double cream - pretty much anything.

            Haven't had evaporated milk for years but I remember really liking it, even better was condensed milk.
             
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              Love fruit.....grow blueberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, peaches, apples, etc., and always eating all kinds of fruit. :)
               
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                The only fruits I like are soooo expensive in the shops, soft fruits in particular. I bought some raspberry canes last year (Aldi) they seem to be coming on nicely :) My strawberries need replacing, past their best now, but I haven’t got another sunny and suitable spot, pots might be the way to go?:noidea:
                I would love blueberries but at risk of sounding like a tv commercial ‘ aren’t they difficult to grow?’ :lunapic 130165696578242 5: Seriously though, it would be pots again and space is an issue.
                I am growing physalis for the first time in years, I can eat them like sweeties :snorky:
                 
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                  It`s your bit about replacing strawberries that got me Loki-"My strawberries need replacing, past their best now,"! Don`t you use the runners they throw out as your NEW strawberry plants?
                  I let them grow in situ. Then cut off the small plants and plant them at one end(so I know which are the newest).At the same time I dig up an approx. line of plants from the `old` end-more if I feel I have too many.less if I want a bigger patch. Result -I never get an `old` strawberry bed.The patch kind-of migrates up and down the garden with this system.
                   
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                    I love fruit. Mind you, I do draw the line at Durian fruit - looks like poo, smells like poo and by christ it tastes like it :yikes:
                    My favourite 'UK fruit' are blackcurrants, favourite 'exotic fruit' has to be mango, especially honey mango which is sooo expensive.
                    Aside from blackcurrants I also grow goosegogs and loganberries.
                     
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                      I honestly can't think of any kind of fruit I don't love - though I haven't ever tried Durian, it's true!:rolleyespink:

                      Had my first Egremont Russet of the season last week - they are my favourite kind of apple, so that is always a special moment :snorky:
                       
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                        I like nearly all fruit with the exception of Pomegranate and the smell of Durian put me off!
                        Not bothered about Blackcurrants.
                        My favourites are fresh Pineapple and blood oranges. :smile:
                         
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                          I likes Medlars, you wait till they're rotten and then make jelly with them :)
                           
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                            I think (hope?) I'm going to like kaki fruit (Diospyros/persimmon/Sharon fruit). My little tree has a lot this year for the first time. The flesh is supposed to be like sweet orange jelly.
                            Peach trees all drowned in the Spring, not had one apple and not many pears, but the Zizyphus (chinese jujube) did well and I had a few Asiminia paw-paws. it's a strange year.....
                             
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                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                              Cape gooseberries are interesting taste wise, I like pineapple
                              but mostly it's sold under ripe and is as sour as hell.
                              Which goes for most supermarket fruit, even the humble apple is tasteless when bought, because they don't let it ripen.
                              Pretty much, I dont buy fruit because none of it is ripe, and is very acidic,without flavour and sour.
                               
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                                @noisette47 - I always think that Sharron fruit are like sweet and juicy chestnuts (raw). Lovely but it's almost impossible to find properly ripe fruits.

                                @pete - I have to agree about fruit from the major supermarkets. I buy mine from the local market which tends to be the fruit that the s/markets reject because its shelf life is short which roughly translated means that it is actually ripe!
                                 
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