I wonder how long we will have to wait for the next bunch to sprout? We had to cut down the branch where they grew, so that the plant can rejuvenate and hopefully produce more fruit in the future. I think we are a long way off supplying the supermarkets!
|The small ones are more ...|
Not only have we tasted our first bananas today, but DH was also sent up one of the palm trees to collect our first crop of coconuts. A few have fallen of their own accord and they really do land with a thud; you certainly don't want to be standing underneath a tree when they are falling.
|Watch Out! Coconuts Falling!|
|17 coconuts in total|
Instead I filtered the liquid that we managed to save (a great deal dribbled down YS front as he tried to drink straight from the fallen fruit). In the end, I refrigerated just over 2 litres of coconut water in order that we could drink it later - nice and cold!
So, it is early evening and whilst I am sitting here tapping away on the keyboard, I am drinking a cool, refreshing banana and coconut smoothie - all from our garden. Cheers!