Sunday, January 16, 2011

Even though I am just back from the IASC 2011 conference in Hyderabad, Steve insisted that we went to the farm in Hoskote today and spent a while there checking the trees and shrubs.

The Rose apple as usual has tons of baby fruit, but I think Narsimappas kids finish them all up. We never have seen a ripe one!Check the pic for the tiny raw fruit.

The chickoo trees are loaded and soon we will get bags of them. Need to find an outlet to buy them as they are really sweet and delicious.

My Dalamuri or Pomogranate planted 6 monts ago are flourishing and out of the 11 trees nine have survived and are growing well. They are hi-brid and will start fruiting soon.

The new mango trees too are growing well and flowering poor things in January. Narsimappa showed me the bunches which come up and then just die with no fruit. I got him to break off all the flowers as they will sap the tree of its strength for nothing.

On the way we saw a vendor under a tree in the village selling biscuits. Look at his very innovative 'bottles' which are brimfull of yummy crisp biscuits!

Sorry about the pics which seem to take on a life of their own inspite of my turning them around :-(

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