Monday, September 8, 2008

What's coming up this week

It's been suggested that I put the pick ticket up on my blog before we harvest, and I'd like to try doing that this week. The drawback is that sometimes our best laid plans are circumvented by harvest disappointments, or surprises, so pre-harvest tickets won't be absolute. That said, here's what we're planning on this week:
Lettuce, kale, zuchini, bok choy, tomatoes, maybe the first of our apples, Asian pears, avocados, radishes, Swiss chard, hot peppers, cukes, limes, mint, maybe figs.

We're planting brocoli, cauliflower, and kale in our little greenhouse this week and Swiss chard, radish, cilantro, beets and lettuces in the field. We should begin the macadamia harvest this month, so by mid-October I would think we'll be putting our wonderful raw macadamias in our CSA baskets again.

3 comments:

Traci said...

Hi Donna! We got this large avocado looking item in our basket this week and aren't sure what it is. Is this just an extra large avocado or some type of fruit? If it's a fruit can you tell me when it's ripe? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Traci...
I was just looking online and i think it's a Reed Avocado...?

Reed: Guatemalan. Large softball size round fruit, thin green skin. Excellent flavor. Ripens July- Oct. Upright, slender tree. Type A flower.

This website has more info regarding Reed varieties, but you have to scroll down a bit.

http://www.seasonalchef.com/bamber.htm

Cheers!

Traci said...

haha... Thanks Donna I guess I've just never encountered such a giant of an avocado... YUM!