We have been logging over the recent weeks the ripening of Peach Shimizu. We believe we have got to the optimum point. However the sunny side is ripe but the opposite side is still relatively hard. So we are going to have to gather them all, and ripen inside. White skinned, ok its more yellowish and white flesh with a clinging stone. Our fruit were quite small, so next year we will thin them out. But considering its only grown in a tub, it has done very well.
This cherry is dark red, some people describe it as black ?? But a very nice tasting sheet, large cherry. It is one of the main varieties in commercial cultivation with increasing importance and an increasing acreage. Karina was bred in 1957 by the fruit growing research institute in Germany from the varieties Schneider‘s cherry and Beetroot (never heard of that) cherry and brought onto the market in 1993. The fruit does not split with erratic watering/rain.
Plum cross Aprikrya
Is an interspecific hybrid between apricot and plum, – this results in an unique aroma, reminiscent of cherry, which has not been there in this form before. The variety is self-fertile and due to its blossom – early, but after the apricots – it is well adapted to our climate.
This is a new patented variety from France. It is very early flowering, produce big, unusually red skinned fruit mid July. It has a free stone with the flesh being sweet and juicy. It is supposedly self fertile.