This is our harvest from the last two days. There was actually one more – total of EIGHT – of these beauties. The tree is huge, but had never graced us with any fruit – until now. The previous owner told us that it is a cross between a plum tree and an apricot tree. We had one each of these trees (plus a peach tree) at our other house here, but this cross brings out the best of both varieties of fruit. The taste is quite brilliant.
We are trying to stay ahead of the birds and squirrel, but the squirrel got one of the prize ones yesterday while we were off on our walk. We did a quick harvest when we got home, but the tree is so tall, it is impossible to get the ones out of our reach.
My son has cherry picker-type of equipment that he uses on his gigantic avocado tree, but at 2200 miles distance, it isn’t practical for him to drop over!