Friday, January 9, 2015

What's growing in January

We have had our largest crop of miracle fruit this year. Our plant keeps producing more and more fruit each day. Having one miracle fruit before breakfast is such a treat. Everything tastes sweet without added sugar. 

January has again proved to be a month full of bananas. It seems like most every variety that has been in the ground a year or more is fruiting....everything except the Saba, which keeps growing taller and wider. 

Our honeybees love the banana flowers! Below are some pictures of our bees on dwarf orinoco flowers. Dwarf Orinocos are wonderful cooked as chifles (fried, thinly sliced plantains), sweet plantains (fried when ripe and yellow), or eaten out of hand. They are a favorite of our blue headed pionus parrot. 



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