Monday, September 24, 2012

Mystery Fruit

I got busy Sunday morning and picked a bowl full of these.  Do you know what they are?
Here you can see the size of them. Smooth skin on the outside and seeds inside.
They grow on this crazy tree that takes over this whole area of my yard and deck.
There are gobs of these clusters underneath the draping branches.
The branches grow so long and curl around anything they touch, even growing back on itself.
Have you guessed what this is yet?
Now you know, Kiwi's.  Yes, I have kiwi's growing in my back yard in the Pacific NW.  You need a male and a female tree together, and I have loads of fruit this year.  These are not the fuzzy, large ones we see in the stores, more like the size of a cherry tomato, and the skin is smooth.  I eat the whole thing.

I'm busy working on customer quilts this next while, but hope to sneak in a little time to finish my little Hallow'een boot banners.  1 is completed, 1 is ready for binding, and I have about an hour on the last one.

Welcome to fall, it's arrived here in the NW.


Janet O. said...

I LOVE kiwi, but I have never seen them like this. YUM!

Nancy said...

I have never seen a kiwi like these. They look delicious.
It may be fall but it’s still awfully hot here in the south.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I hope we don’t have a short one this year.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Wow! How lucky you are to have these growing in your yard! Fun!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What an awesome fruit tree! I never knew there were non-tropical varieties of this delicious fruit.
Happy Fall!

Lori said...

How cool is that?! Are they delicious?

Louise said...

Oh my one for me..they are beautiful..was this the tree you wanted to cut??

Mimi said...

How lucky are you to have those kiwis in your yard. I haven't seen any of those before, but it reminds my of my husband's grandmother who lived in Puerto Rico and she had a mango tree in her backyard and we could just pick and eat....all day. Loved it.

Ali Honey said...

Well done for growing great Little Kiwifruit. Do you have a label telling the exact name?
Unfortunately many of the newer varieties of kiwifruit*( yours is one of theses ) being grown here in NZ have got a we might need you to supply the whole world.