Farm Nonsense : White Dove Passion Fruit Farm
… didn’t get the sailboat I wanted due to the economy, grandchild is doing fine (new one), pineapple guava came in very light almost nil this year, forgot to water the Australian finger lime that just came to me …
White Dove Passion Fruit Farm
The Tower of Babel Exotic Fruits
The Australian Finger lime is found growing in the subtropical rainforests … The finger lime has been recently popularised as a gourmet bushfood …
Spring came a little early to the Hunter this year, with warmer than normal temps in late August, and plenty of sunshine hours in early September, we have plenty of new growth and many flowers. I timed the application of Terra Firma correct this year and this has helped with the good growth patterns. Most plants have masses of new growth.
The clover had grown very healthy this winter, with some heaths being over 40cm tall, this attracted many, many bees, both native (pic attached) and European. When the plants where in full flower, i slashed the clover and most of the bees moved up to the flowers on the plants, perfect timing for a successful mass pollination. I know what i will do next year!
There was also quite a few frogs around helping keep control of the ants and pests, without the need for any chemicals.
My Obsession with Good Food: Australian Bush Tucker
By Jennifer Schellington
“Finger Lime has a zesty fragrance so these days you will find it in expensive Australian marmalades.”