Sunday, February 20, 2011


The nashis on the "kosui" tree are ripe. And luscious. And beautiful. And juicy. And sweet. And full of nashi flavour. And crisp. And beautiful. And perfect. And they make me very very happy.

The last two years we have had beautiful fruit. When the trees were very young, we had some trouble with bud jump, but they seem to have outgrown that.

Kosui's sister tree "Hosui" is struggling. If we were in a county that had fire blight, I would say that she had fire blight.......but we aren't so it isn't. Hosui is stunted and her leaves are dead, but with tiny new shoots trying to make a new start......and some weird flowers. They came from the same nursery about 4 or 5 years ago (Daley's) have exactly the same growing conditions. I need her to LIVE because she also has beautiful fruit, but more importantly, she is the pollinator for Kosui. Daley's is currently propagating more Hosui's. I may need to replace her......... poor darling.

Swings and round abouts in the food forest.


Jacqui and Mick said...

I am having a pear affair, over here, mainly of the cider variety. Oh my - pear cider. I LOVE it.

Come on, Hosui, buck up girl, you're needed!

PS Little Welsh pony...stay tuned!
PPS No, not a native of ONC, just married one with a prodigiously large family so tied the knot down there. Lovely spot!

The Duck Herder said...

oooh! Perri. Yum yum.

Hee hee, well, you are ONCian by MARRIAGE then!


Marla said...

We have joined a food coop and are purchasing all local organics. The fruit is beyond perfect. Better than candy.