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The mild Autumn is certainly extending the growing-season this year. What do you do with all those apples & pears? Pears have a habit of ripening suddenly and all at once, so I suspect you have some recipes for using them in bulk. (I am very fond of pickled pears).
To be honest, Mark e are pretty boring. We eat lots just as fresh fruit and stew lots to freeze and use later. We use the fruit on porridge but no doubt some will end up,in some recipe or other.
Lovely harvest, and in tip top condition. I'm still picking immaculate salad leaves - sorrel, rocket, mustards and lettuce - none of them have been too battered by the weather so far. The Beurre Hardy pears are still clinging on to the tree as well. Quite amazing as they're so round and heavy. I've pretty much reached the end of the Doyenne du Comice though. They've been absolutely delicious this year.
It does seem to have been a good year for apples and pears, CJ.
What a great bounty to come home to! And there is no such thing as a pear "not worth picking"--think of the little ones as "gourmet"---haha. They always put quite a price on those in the market!:)
I came to that conclusion, Sue.
A beautiful and bountiful harvest, that sure is a perfect head of cauliflower. Next year I am going to try your method of cutting back the old leaves of my strawberry plants and hope they will regrow, flower and set fruits, thanks for the idea.
I always cut the old leaves of strawberries after fruiting to allow the new leaves to grow, Norma but this is the first year they have fruited again,
You certainly do grow some lovely cauliflower! And what a nice surprise with the strawberries. All our fruits are through bearing for the year, so we are relying on frozen ones now. We did pick up a nice bunch of apples at a local orchard though.
We are running out of space for storing apples, Dave.
I'm amazed at the productivity of your apple hedge. The apples are so beautiful. And such a perfect head of cauliflower, how nice that it was just ready for harvesting when you got there.
It's been the best apple year I can remember, Michelle.
I loved your surprise strawberry, and all that fruit! You have me yearning for a little of that cauliflower, it does look perfect. My carrots were awful this year!xxx
I don't think it has been a good year for carrots, Dina.
That is one beautiful cauliflower! I love the white winter squashes too. And that is quite a bounty of apples and pears. What are your plans for all of them?
Lots have been stewed and frozen and the best are providing fresh fruit desserts, Julie
Beautiful harvests - you've had a lot of surprises this week and thankfully, they are of the good sort :) I'm especially envious of all those apples and that cauliflower is perfection!
I'm hoping for more nice surprises, Margaret.
A beautiful cauliflower (and not just because I'm absolutely incapable of growing any myself) - just a lovely creamy white. And strawberries wow, that's new for me this time of year.
Alpine strawberries are not unusual for this time of year, Susie as we usually can be picking them up until November. It is unusual for us to have one of the larger strawberries. I'm not optimistic that the green ones on the plant will ripen.
The cauliflower look so white and fresh! I did roll up to see the harvest photos! It really look like apple! You have nice harvest of pears!
The pears have done well this year, Malar
What a beautiful harvest to come home to! I am a little envious of that cauliflower as we haven't grown any this year and now I wish I had!Kathy
We always enjoy the cauliflowers, Kathy
You always have a beautiful harvest Sue....all are good, healthy in wonderful colors..
Thank you, Normala
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