Fruit

This page lists many of the fruits that feature in articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com

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Apples, also known by their botanical name of Malus domestica, are a group of deciduous fruit trees, which originate from Asia and have been cultivated for a great many years. In the UK, apples are commonly divided into two groups: culinary or cooking apples and…

Figs, also known by their botanical name of Ficus carica, are wonderfully beautiful shrubs or trees, that produce delicious, parthenocarpic fruits in summer and early autumn.  In the UK, figs grown outdoors produce one crop of figs a year, but when the same fig plant…

Gooseberries, also known by their botanical name of Ribes uva-crispa, are an easily grown, deciduous, thorny shrub that produces delicious tasting berries from June to August.  The harvest time depending on the particular gooseberry cultivar being grown, the planting location, and the growing season. Gooseberry…

In his early forties, Hajime Matsunaga, a Japanese plant breeder, started a breeding programme to breed a dwarf mulberry.  Mr Matsunaga’s dream was realised at 89 years of age, when he grew Morus rotundiloba ‘Charlotte Russe’ (‘Matsunaga’). Mulberry ‘Charlotte Russe’ differs from other mulberries – this…

Raspberries, also known by their botanical name of Rubus idaeus, are easy to grow shrubby plants, that produce delicious berries, which can be varying shades of red, pink, purple, dark purple that’s almost black, yellow, orange, peach, or white.  The raspberries in the photograph that…

Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’™ (‘Nr7’), also known by its botanical name of Rubus idaeus ‘Raspberry Beauty’ is a dwarf, multi-branching, thornless form of summer fruiting raspberry, bred in New Zealand.  This compact, dwarf raspberry grows to only 1m in height, making this an ideal raspberry to…

Redcurrants or Ribes rubrum, as is their botanical name, are easy to grow shrubs, which produce delicious edible fruits that ripen during the summertime.  The time of ripening depends on the redcurrant cultivar you choose to grow, as well as the location where you’re growing…

Strawberries, also known by their botanical name of Fragaria x ananassa, are delicious, easy to grow fruits. Alpine strawberries, which are known botanically as Fragaria vesca, are small plants, which produce tiny, but delicious, often intensely flavoured fruits.  Alpine strawberries are the most shade tolerant…

Strawberry ‘Just Add Cream’, also known by its botanical name of Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Just Add Cream’ (‘Tmstr14pnk’) is the culmination of eight years of breeding work, with flavour as the top quality, or priority, that they were breeding for.  Thompson & Morgan’s breeder…

Tomatoes, also known by their botanical name of Solanum lycopersium, are an easy to grow, delicious crop.  Tomatoes are a member of the Solanaceae family, they are related to potatoes and deadly nightshade. Tomato plants are tender – frost kills these plants.  In the UK,…

Tomato ‘Big Daddy’, as you’d expect, produces big tomatoes!  ‘Big Daddy’ tomato plants produce beautiful beefsteak tomatoes, these fruits are so attractive, they would make a rather delightful subject for a painting or other art composition. As well as looking good, ‘Big Daddy’ tomatoes taste…

Tomato ‘Cherry Baby’ is a cherry tomato variety.  ‘Cherry Baby’ tomato plants produce bright red, round fruit, which are held in long trusses, ripening throughout the summer months and into early autumn. Tomato ‘Cherry Baby’ is an indeterminate or cordon tomato hybrid, which can be…

Tomato ‘Cocktail Crush’ is a new tomato variety, which produces clusters of salad tomatoes, borne in trusses, during the summer and early autumn.  ‘Cocktail Crush’ tomato plants can be grown successfully in a glasshouse, or outdoors, in the UK, in the summertime.  Plants do off…

Tomato ‘Consuelo’ is a new tomato hybrid.  This new tomato variety produces lovely shiny, red cherry tomatoes, which are borne in trusses and ripen through the summer and early autumn. Tomato ‘Consuelo’ is a indeterminate or cordon tomato hybrid, which can be grown in a…

‘Crimson Crush’ tomato plants produce medium to large, round red tomatoes, which ripen from summer to early autumn.  This tomato variety can be planted in the ground or grown in containers.  Tomato ‘Crimson Crush’ plants can be grown either inside a polytunnel or glasshouse, or…

Tomato ‘Green Envy’ is an unusual tomato hybrid; ‘Green Envy’ plants produce plum shaped cherry tomatoes, which are dark green in colour, ripening to a fresh, slightly lighter green colour.  The appearance and taste of these tomatoes will brighten up salads, salsas, and any other…

Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ is a new cherry tomato variety, produced by Burpee Seeds, which was first launched in 2018.  ‘Honeycomb’ tomato plants produce long trusses of small, orange coloured, cherry tomatoes.  This tomato variety can be grown in a glasshouse or outdoors, during the summer months,…

Tomato ‘Oh Happy Day’ is a new tomato variety, it was launched on the Pennard Plants stand, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.  ‘Oh Happy Day’ plants produce large, round, red salad tomatoes, which are ideal for slicing in sandwiches or salads, but these…

Tomato ‘Orange Wellington’ is a rather lovely, orange beefsteak tomato variety.  The large, yellow-orange fruit are very beautiful – they taste great too!  A slice of an ‘Orange Wellington’ tomato fills a sandwich; this is a juicy tomato, with a soft, melt in the mouth…

Tomato ‘Patio Plum’ is a a very dwarf tomato hybrid, making this variety an ideal choice of tomato cultivar for a window box or a container.  ‘Patio Plum’ tomato plants remain short in stature, they produce small, red plum tomatoes, which are the size of…

Tomato ‘Shimmer’ is a rather wonderful tomato hybrid; plants produce small plum tomatoes, which are a little larger than a cherry tomato.  ‘Shimmer’ tomatoes are very attractive, the ripening fruit feature red, orange, green, and gold stripes, they taste delicious too! Tomato ‘Shimmer’ is an…

Tomato ‘Summer Frolic’ is a salad tomato variety.  ‘Summer Frolic’ tomato plants produce large, round red tomatoes.  The harvested tomatoes are versatile, they can be used as a slicing tomato in sandwiches or salads, or the tomatoes can be used in cooking.  ‘Summer Frolic’ tomatoes…

Tomato ‘Super Mama’ is a Roma or plum tomato variety, ‘Super Mama’ tomato plants produce large, red plum tomatoes.  These plum tomatoes are ideally suited for cooking in a variety of dishes, including risottos, soups, and sauces.  ‘Super Mama’ tomato plants can be grown inside…

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