The Meyer lemon has a very thin skin and is, therefore, not suitable for long-term storage – the lemons generally will not last more than 10 days to two weeks before degrading. Continue reading
We first started growing figs about 8 years ago.
The first tree that survived and produced figs was “Texas Everbearing”. Continue reading
Our Meyer Lemon tree has been producing lemons for about 4 years now; Continue reading
Due to the mild winter weather so far, the Meyer lemon tree bloomed and with plenty of bees around (various species observed in late November, and early December— Continue reading
We adapted Grandma’s recipe for Lemon Pie Filling to create single-serving desserts for a Christmas party. Continue reading
This recipe was handed down from Grandma Sophie’s files. We use the Meyer Lemons grown on our tree each year, and we use the Lemon Filling in our “Meyer Lemon Christmas Dessert”.
LEMON MERINGUE PIE
PIE FILLING Continue reading
Last year the tree froze late in the Spring and did not set any lemon fruit. This year, it’s apparent that the tree has recovered from that freeze. Continue reading
In warm, dry weather, figs are very easily grown, and remain one of my favorite fruits to grow, harvest, and store (preserved in jams, dried, or frozen for great fruit drinks). They are also very nutritious, low in calories, and a great addition to many dishes! Continue reading
Japanese Persimmons have been grown in Zone 8b since the late 1880s. This tree is extremely disease and insect-resistant and produces bright orange fruit in late Fall. The fully ripened fruit is quite sweet and nutritionally higher in vitamin C than most citrus. Continue reading