Can you tell whether these strawberries are organic? Also, are they stolen? [more inside]
This year I'm trying container gardening for the first time. I've planted some indoors stuff (peppers, physalis, chervil) and am waiting for the shoots to come up. Tomato seeds are on the way (hopefully). I live in Amsterdam (think NYC climate) in an apartment, and I've got a teensie tiny (30cm by 2m / 1' by 7') french balcony facing southeast that I'm going to try to make the most of. At the back (southwest), I've got much more space (about 3m2/27 sq ft), but due to the surrounding buildings it's almost always shadowy and drafty there. I'd really like to make use of this space though, seems like a waste not to. Any ideas what plants I could try growing there? (Please don't say salad. I hate salad.)
I need recommendations for small trees, or bushes or shrubs or something, that absolutely won't grow taller than two metres high, can handle dry conditions (Australian summers) and temperatures between -5 and +40 Celsius. Ideally they should either have pretty flowers or produce something edible (but not citrus, I have enough of those already). Needs to be available in Canberra. [more inside]
What is this weird fruit thing growing in my backyard? [more inside]
Maryland: Help me find a nice year-round co-op or CSA in the Baltimore Metro Area? [more inside]
Got a norwalk juicer. Not here yet but tell me your favorite things to make with it, juices and otherwise. [more inside]
What fruit is this? Bought it at a produce market in Taipei a few days ago and I was told to wait five days before eating it.
What are these bugs living around my plant, how do I get rid of them, and will they hurt my cats? Photos inside. [more inside]
I've begun a sort of juice fast / cleanse... How long can I subside on this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a primer on the business-side of the small-scale produce production. [more inside]
Guava. I just discovered guava at a neighborhood market. I love the pine-y taste of the skin and the not-too-sweet inside. But tell me: 1. How do I pick a good guava? They're this kind. 2. Are there related fruit with a bitter, medicinal, pine, or juniper-like taste?
I recently spent five weeks in Peru. While there, I discovered I love passionfruit. (That is, maracuyá, not grenadilla.) Now I have returned to Oregon, and I miss the stuff. Does anyone out there in Mefi land know where I can buy maracuyá (or any other variety of passionfruit) in Portland?
What do you do with frozen vegetables and fruits? (other than use them for ice packs?) [more inside]
Exoticfruitfilter: Madeira banana-pineapple? [more inside]
I get a box of fruit & veggies delivered to my house every two weeks. Let me tell you something. IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. However, I rarely finish all of the apples and pears and bananas. I stuff them into the freezer when I don't eat them, but... my freezer is overflowing with frozen apples and bananas, and I think a few pears. What can I do with them? [more inside]
Plant Identification Filter: What is this New England tree with cherry-like fruit? [more inside]
Does anyone know a specific place in Manhattan I could find mangosteens today or tomorrow (or if they're even in season / available)? [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I'd like to ask for recommendations of non-standard, non-Western fruits and guidance on how to prepare / eat same. [more inside]
Have any MeFis turned their front yards into orchards? [more inside]
A couple of years ago I was working at an archeological dig in Aphrodisias, Turkey. At every meal we had the most fantastic tomatoes--plates of them sliced, bowls of them whole or in salads. They were the best-tasting tomatoes I've ever eaten on any continent--medium-sized, round, red-with-a-bit-of-orange. I should have smuggled home some seeds but didn't think of it. I've lost touch with the folks I worked with, so I can't ask someone there to mail me a batch, and that's probably illegal anyway. Can you suggest where I might learn this tomato variety's name, or get seed? Thanks very very much.
African-fruit-filter: Msau: what is it? [more inside]
I recently bought an enormous jackfruit (40lb) which needs a few days of ripening (the price was right). It has a few small mold spots. What can I do to slow down the mold while it's ripening so it doesn't go bad, while still leaving it edible? [more inside]
I've never had a garden before. I recently bought a house in Canberra with a small established garden, mainly native Australian plants. It has a drip watering system. There isn't a lot of room, but there are a few things I have always wanted to grow, and I've got no idea whether it is possible to fit them in somehow, or where I should put them. I know I can't do anything until just before spring, but I want to start planning now. [more inside]
Couple nutrition-related questions concerning fruit smoothies. [more inside]
Can someone help me to identify this fruit? It is from South India and tastes a lot like coconut. The person who gave it to me wasn't sure of the name. Some research suggests it might be a "coconut apple" which is the inside of a very ripe coconut. It looks whitish/clear like ice-with a husk. Here are some pictures (1, 2, 3, 4)
Will having a large percentage of my caloric intake come from fruit lead to more problems than health benefits? [more inside]
What's the most honeycrisp-like apple? [more inside]
Help a Fruit and Veg Newbie! [more inside]
I would like to purchase dried fruit bits so that I can make my own fruit teas. I already have plain white/green tea, so I just need the fruit bits. Can anyone recommend a good site that sells just the fruit bits, as opposed to pre-mixed fruit teas?
Riddle me this... Fruit: Healthy and delicious! Fruit juice: Fattening and delicious! But what if I have a kickass blender that liquifies everything and I can put the whole fruit in the blender. To me, it becomes juice and therefore is fattening, but I've read that "since it contains the pulp" it no longer is, which seems like BS to me because it no longer has the consistency of pulp. What's the truth?
I have 7 very ripe hachiya persimmons in my freezer, frozen solid. They were READY TO EAT! when I got them (all delicious and snotty), but had to go out of town for the holidays and didn't know what else to do with them. Now I'm back and at a loss as to how to proceed. Can I thaw them? Will they shatter my blender as-is? I've made ice cream with persimmons before, but am still fairly new to this glorious fruit, so all suggestions are welcome.
I love citrus generally, but I was just thinking about how I really, really love satsumas - but haven't seen them in the local Whole Foods in a while. I'm in NYC - where can I go now, and generally, to get some delicious satsumas? [more inside]
When life gives you lemons, what else do you make? [more inside]
How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
I buy fruit at the market for my toddler, but he doesn't always like it. Today's blackberries were too sour. Last week the apples were mealy. Sometimes the bananas get over-ripe before we can eat them all. What easy things can I do to transform "bad" fruit into other things that are still healthy for a kid?
How will oxidized avocado paste effect your facial skin? [more inside]
Fruit and protein powder are pretty much all I eat, is this okay? A few questions about fruit and protein powder. [more inside]
Weird or interesting things you can do with fruit? I'm looking for a list of fun/scientific/cool/interesting things you can do with fruit, any fruit... [more inside]
Where can I find "seedless" pomegranates in Boston? [more inside]
I am so lucky to live in the heart of NC apple country. In fact, I can see an orchard out my back window. Best of all, I have a love for the taste of this versatile fruit. But I have little knowledge of ways to use them. Please share your ideas for ways to enjoy them fully. [more inside]
SO what's this OTHER thing growing on my backyard tree. And more important, will I soon be able to eat it? [more inside]
I want to pick fruit and vegetables - for free or very cheaply - in Montreal. Is there any organization that exists here that is similar to Toronto's Not Far From the Tree? [more inside]
Is fruit juice really not as good as regular fruit? [more inside]
What kind of fruit or vegetable is this? And more important, can I eat it? [more inside]
What can I do with flavorful-but-underripe nectarines? [more inside]
What fruit trees should I plant in my new orchard? [more inside]
What are some of the sweeter varieties of oranges out there in the common US market?