Fruit grown by our members

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All the pictures and commentary in this slideshow of flowers from member gardens are provided by McFadden Ranch (Marilyn and Jim) unless otherwise indicated

Boysenberries
Boysenberries grow well in our warm climate and are easily watered with "gray water" to conserve resources. To prevent larvae infestation, boysenberries respond favorably to organic treatments.
Our boysenberry jungle. We’ll be selling starters at the Lakeside Garden Club plant sale on October 19.
These grapes have already lost the remnants of their bloom. They are well set and growing. Hopefully, the birds will not beat us to them when they are ripe!
Well, it took five years and three tries with different trees, but we finally found the right combination of sunlight, soil, drainage and elevation. Our mango tree in bloom.
Orange blossoms are being pollinated by our honey bees.
Passion Fruit
Fall and winter is persimmon season in Lakeside. This is one tree full of Hachiya persimmons that can be dried and eaten like candy. The pulp is also used to make moist, delicious persimmon bread. A recipe can be found here: http://www.food.com/recipe/mcfadden-ranch-persimmon-bread-195069?layout=desktop. Persimmon jam makes a delicious filler for thumbprint cookies.
My Mission Fig tree in foreground, avocado trees behind it from Kitty Cooper
Find the avocados - Kitty Cooper
Mission figs do very well in Lakeside - Kitty Cooper
More figs ripening - Kitty Cooper
Strawberry
Apricots, such as these Royals, do especially well in Lakeside when we have had a few cold winter nights to satisfy the tree's chilling requirements to produce fruit.
  • Boysenberries
  • Boysenberries grow well in our warm climate and are easily watered with
"gray water" to conserve resources.  To prevent larvae infestation,
boysenberries respond favorably to organic  treatments.
  • Our boysenberry jungle.  We’ll be selling starters at the Lakeside Garden Club plant sale on October 19.
  • These grapes have already lost the remnants of their bloom. They are well set and growing. Hopefully, the birds will not beat us to them when they are ripe!
  • Well, it took five years and three tries with different trees, but we finally found the right combination of sunlight, soil, drainage and elevation. Our mango tree in bloom.
  • Orange blossoms are being pollinated by our honey bees.
  • Passion Fruit
  • Fall and winter is persimmon season in Lakeside.  This is one tree full of Hachiya persimmons that can be dried and eaten like candy.  The pulp is also used to make moist, delicious persimmon bread.  A recipe can be found here:  http://www.food.com/recipe/mcfadden-ranch-persimmon-bread-195069?layout=desktop.  Persimmon jam makes a delicious filler for thumbprint cookies.
  • My Mission Fig tree in foreground, avocado trees behind it from Kitty Cooper
  • Find the avocados - Kitty Cooper
  • Mission figs do very well in Lakeside - Kitty Cooper
  • More figs ripening  - Kitty Cooper
  • Strawberry
  • Apricots, such as these Royals, do especially well in Lakeside when we have had a few cold winter nights to satisfy the tree's chilling requirements to produce fruit.

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