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Bounty o' the Garden
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Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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(06-30-2020, 02:45 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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Very nice!
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(06-30-2020, 02:45 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Red currant berries harvested today.  They make a nice complement to vanilla ice cream.

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Make me jealous,  why don't you.
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#4
Is that cherries?

My hubby has several cherry trees out back. We always have a time fighting the birds off before they can even get ripe to pick.
He's put wire over them, which they tore down, sat on the back porch and fired his BB gun at them, and all manner of things to try to keep them away, but they keep coming.

Any suggestions how to protect the bushes from the birds?
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#5
Not cherries, although we have a couple of cherry trees (not much fruit this year).

The currant berries are interesting.  They don't need much care other than occasional watering, and pests seem to leave the berries alone.  Birds don't eat them either, no idea why.

These berries are about the size of a pea.

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This is what the bush looks like (image: Wikimedia).

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(06-30-2020, 04:38 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Not cherries, although we have a couple of cherry trees (not much fruit this year).

The currant berries are interesting.  They don't need much care other than occasional watering, and pests seem to leave the berries alone.  Birds don't eat them either, no idea why.

These berries are about the size of a pea.

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That is a sign to humans, not to eat in my opinion.
Have you eaten the berries on Vanilla ice cream?
Did they have a bitter taste or no taste at all?
If a bird, deer, bear or sheeple didn't eat it, I won't. JMHO
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Hi @guohua ,

I think they're okay.  They are sold in markets and food stores in this area.  I read they are a good Vitamin C source.

Their taste is tart, but very mildly so.  Not bitter.

There is also a raspberry bush there, and other than ants, it doesn't attract pests. tinybighuh 

Apparently, red currant berries are used to make jam as well.

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(07-01-2020, 08:21 AM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Hi @guohua ,

I think they're okay.  They are sold in markets and food stores in this area.  I read they are a good Vitamin C source.

Their taste is tart, but very mildly so.  Not bitter.

There is also a raspberry bush there, and other than ants, it doesn't attract pests. tinybighuh 

Apparently, red currant berries are used to make jam as well.

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That is good to know.
It is odd that the birds and insects don't eat it or suck the juice.

But as long as you're healthy and it taste good, that is a Winner!
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They look so great. Bet they taste nice with ice cream.  I've got  a patio cherry tree.  Looking forward to this years Harvest. Although not a great lot on it  minusculebonker
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Started harvest on the second red currant bush.  This is about 1/3 of its berries, as well as the few cherries of a cherry sapling.

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Also harvested the gooseberry bush today.  They are good for culinary uses, can also be used to make compotes.

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(07-04-2020, 12:35 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: Started harvest on the second red currant bush.  This is about 1/3 of its berries, as well as the few cherries of a cherry sapling.

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Also harvested the gooseberry bush today.  They are good for culinary uses, can also be used to make compotes.

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Those Look Yummy.  tinydrroling

I am tempted to move there close to you.
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@guohua 

Next time you all come to Europe, let me know!

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(07-04-2020, 07:08 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: @guohua 

Next time you all come to Europe, let me know!

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That we will do, Thank You
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@guohua 

Turns out the parrot likes the gooseberries, she's all over them!

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(07-05-2020, 12:46 PM)F2d5thCav Wrote: @guohua 

Turns out the parrot likes the gooseberries, she's all over them!

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That is great, parrots are very smart and lovable birds, the Amazon Gray Parrot is suppose to be Very intelligent.
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#17
Strawberry season here... we're getting about 5 pounds every two days so far.

So lots of goodies to make and a bunch of fresh strawberries going to friends...

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I should have taken a picture, but I didn't think about it. My neighbor gave me the biggest and sweetest Jack fruit that I have seen in years.

She has a bumper crop this year and it was the first fruit from the tree I watched my neighbor plant.

Picture from the internet for those that don't know what a Jack fruit is. I can't quite tell you what it taste like. Some people say it taste like a cross of a pear, banana, and a pineapple. It is also said that it is where they got the flavor for Juicy Fruit gum. I don't think any of that. Jack fruit has a taste of its own. It taste like Jack fruit.

Oh, it can be very messy to eat, but for me that is half the fun.



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(07-07-2020, 09:47 PM)Lumenari Wrote: Strawberry season here... we're getting about 5 pounds every two days so far.

So lots of goodies to make and a bunch of fresh strawberries going to friends...

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OMG!  tinylaughing
I just bought a cartoon at Fry's food market.
Yours looks better and I bet taste better too!
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@NightskyeB4Dawn 
You eat Jackfruit?  tinylaughing
That is Delicious when ripe, you can not find good ones here.
You're lucky!  minusculethumbsup2
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