Yesterday evening, we enjoyed dinner at Double S Farms.  My mother hosts the family every week and we not only get to enjoy her delicious food, but we also get a night off of cooking.


We ate outside and the chickens surrounded us, hoping that for any food scraps. 


My mother’s vegetable gardens are doing so well and are full of lettuce, beans, artichoke and so much more.


I was so happy to see that her fruit trees are laden with little green fruit that will soon ripen this summer.  Peach, plum, apple and for the first time…..


She has two apricot trees that my siblings and I gave to her for Christmas 2010.  You can read more about our gift and how to plant fruit trees here.
 
One apricot tree has 4 little fruits and the other has a single apricot.
 
When you plant a fruit tree, the first fruit that appears is a reason to celebrate….even if there are only five of them 😉
 
How about you?  
 
Do you remember the first fruits that appeared on your fruit trees?
 
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I can hardly wait until early June to start making peach jam!
 
 
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

6 replies
  1. Terra
    Terra says:

    Oh yeah, I cheer along the new fruits. This year has some first fruit from a 2 year old lemon tree that I am cheering for.

  2. rosiemomma
    rosiemomma says:

    I have my first Anna Apples growing on my little tree this year. I never imagined being so excited over a few little apples but it is truly fantastic!

  3. Gaz@AlternativeEden
    Gaz@AlternativeEden says:

    When i was 11 the house we moved to have a small apple tree, it didnt set any fruit for several years despite my dad looking after it and us all hoping it would fruit. After maybe 3 or 4 years it did set fruit, but not much, just a couple of apples…. and they tasted bad 🙂

    Well done on getting your first fruits though, i hope they taste great!

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