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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Harvesting Fruits In My Mother's Garden

Aloha Everyone,

With help from her gardeners, my Mother is able to maintain a variety of seasonal fruits trees and vegetable plants in her garden.

This morning I helped her harvest some grapes, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.

Her delicious sweet Kyoho grapes, a cross between the Japanese Ishiharawase and Centennial grape varieties. Similar to Concord, Kyoho is an easy to peel slip-skin, meaning that the skin is easily separated from the fruit. 

My Mother initially acquired 3 young vines in Fresno about 10 years ago.  Depending on the weather, the vines gives ripe fruits in late July to early August. Brown lunch bags are placed over the fruits along with fish nets to discourage birds and squirrels from taking bites.

This type of chili pepper is sometime referred to as the "surprise pepper".  This is because a usually mild pepper plant could produce one or two sharp, spicy pepper.

Aloha -- Cathi