Thursday, August 27, 2009

Great Jakfruit Article with Recipes

Ropa Vieja de Jaca Recipe

The photo above is from the tree close to the fruit stand

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Inga or Ice Cream Bean

The Inga tree is putting out a lot of pods with the sweet fluffy pulp between the seeds. I don't think Ben and Jerry's have to worry as the flavor and texture isn't that great. I was reading up on this tree and found the Inga Foundation dedicated to providing alternatives to slash and burn agriculture they use planting methods to create fertilizer through mulching the cuttings and leaves of the Inga Tree. I'm going to propagate more trees and use them to intercrop with cacao and cupuacu.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Long-stem Planting

A new technique from Australia that looks interesting. A good way to use those seedlings in the nursery that never got planted. Screen shot on right

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What Happened to July?

Its been a month since my last post . I'll have to try harder to stay current, It was a big month with a lot of construction on the highway. Lychee and Mangos the big summer fruits were in stock, but not a big year for either on Kauai. I'll just post some photos and call this "Images of July"
The tree close up is young Mammey Sapote fruit and flowers