I planted three fruit trees this weekend. I am so excited, I am like a kid at Christmas. I used to have several fruit trees at my old house and only had a lemon tree here that is not very prolific. This weekend I got a mango, avocado and a starfruit. I wanted to wait until my summer settled down so I could baby the trees when I got them. John is kinda excited too and has decided he wants a naval orange, so I will have to look for one of those at a good price. I would also like to get a red grapefruit and also nectarine tree. I used to have a red grapefruit at my old house I dearly loved.
The avocado I got is supposed to be on the bland side which I think is good since I will be able to sneak it into more recipes. I like the stronger avocados but not in large amounts. A lady at the nursery tried to talk me out of getting the avocado but I think the bland one will work for me. Besides, if I hate the fruit, I can still make avocado oil.
John is laughing at me since I am so excited. He asked me if I had named the trees and I advised him that they came with names. The trees I got were an Irwin mango, Marcus pumpkin avocado (the avocados are as big as grapefruit) and Kari carambola (starfruit), so they are Irwin, Marcus and Kari of course. Yes, I am out there. It is a running joke at my house since my daughter named the 5 trees in our backyard when she was about 7.