Friday, May 29, 2009

The Harvest

Here's our haul from the mandarin tree....

And here's what they looked like while still on the tree.

This is our first real crop of fruit. I think the tree's been there for about 2 years now. I'm not sure if this is a good haul for a tree of that age or not, but we are happy with it. And some of them were huge! We were a bit worried about how they'd taste, having never grown citrus before, but they taste alright. Not the sweetest, but they certainly aren't horrible to eat. We did get a tip that apparently you should pick them from the tree and then let them sit for a few days, and then they will become sweeter. And I can say that the one we ate straight from the tree was ok, but the one's that have been eaten subsequently after sitting for a few days did have much more flavour.

Note that L is eating a mandarin section, but not one from the tree. Not sure why he has to be a goofball in, but he does! Like father, like son I think.

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