Monday, September 8, 2008
There is an orchard of fruit trees surrounding the house that were planted about the time the house was built, about 100 years ago. The cherry trees have mostly died. The apples are in good shape, and the plums are hanging in there. These are yellow egg plums from one of the old trees. They are very prone to brown rot so aren't really marketable, but, oh, are they delicious both fresh and canned. This spring wasn't a good one for plum pollination as it was both wet and cold when they were in flower. So we are amazed and pleased to see how good a crop was set in spite of the weather.