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Old July 7, 2018   #31
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Marvellous! Such beautiful apricots...
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Old July 8, 2018   #32
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Winter squashes and tomatoes now.
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Old August 1, 2018   #33
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There is never fruit adequately. Last year was nothing, too much this year. So I conserve, dried and I'll make jam. Now I harvest plums from one tree. Fourteen days mature Stanley variety on the other.
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PS.: Plums are the favorite fruit in the Czech Republic for the popular alcohol „Slivovice“.
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Great looking plums!
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Old August 6, 2018   #35
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Small tree overloaded with peaches. The two branches did not survive and broke.
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What a bounty of peaches! I wish I could grow peaches, but our winters are too cold for the trees to survive. Peach pie and peach jam are my favorites.
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Old August 6, 2018   #37
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What a gorgeous looking tree!
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Old August 7, 2018   #38
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What a bounty of peaches! I wish I could grow peaches, but our winters are too cold for the trees to survive. Peach pie and peach jam are my favorites.
We are successful and are the most popular varieties of breeding in Haven (Maine USA). One of nothing is this Cresthaven. I never ate a peach pie (recipe?) And did not make a peach jam. I'll make the jam. Thank you for inspiration, I would not know what to do with those peaches.
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Old August 7, 2018   #39
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I make wine out of some of my peaches. Mine aren't near as nice looking as yours but the wine is great. 2 1/2 lbs of peaches per gallon of wine. (1.13 Kilograms peaches per 3.8 liters of wine).
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Old August 8, 2018   #40
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Sliced peaches with brandy is a really good dessert. Be careful though, with the size of that crop you don't want to end up like King John.

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Old August 9, 2018   #41
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I grow a different late blooming peach variety, Contender. I didn't see any blossoms and our winter minimum temperature was very cold so I had given up on a crop this year. A good number of peaches on the lower branch suddenly appeared this week !! I'll have to try a Haven tree so they can have fun together.

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I never ate a peach pie (recipe?) And did not make a peach jam. I'll make the jam. Thank you for inspiration, I would not know what to do with those peaches.
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Vladimír, peach pie is simple to make, there are many recipes on the internet with variants to fancy it up if you wish. Some replace part of the white sugar with brown sugar or add other spices besides cinnamon.
You can use any preferred pastry recipe for a 9 inch two crust pie, which is basically just flour, salt, water and either butter or lard.

The very simplest peach filling would be about:
5 cups of sliced peaches,
1 cup of sugar
1/3 to ˝ cup of flour
˝ tsp cinnamon
dash of salt, if you wish
2 Tbsp butter

Stir together the dry ingredients of sugar, flour, cinnamon, then mix it in with the sliced peaches. Place peach mixture into your pan which has been lined with the bottom pastry crust. Dot the butter over the peach filling, then cover with the top pastry crust. Cut slits in the top and seal the edges. You can sprinkle the top crust with 2 Tbsp of sugar, if you wish. Cover the edges of the pastry with aluminum foil to prevent browning too quickly. Remove foil for last 15 minutes of baking. Bake 35-45 minutes at a pre-heated 425 F (220 C) oven or until juice begins to bubble through the slits in the crust.


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or you can make individual smalll pies!





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Thanks, it looks good. I'll have to try it. It would be best if I could convince my wife to cook it.
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Especially for Carolyn, I photographed a Stanley plum yesterday. She is not yet mature. I expect it to mature at the end of September. The fruits will be cooked (half-baked), dried and I will also be „povidlí“. For the term "povidlí" I did not find anything in the dictionary. It is a dense jam that is made by evaporating most plum water. Nothing adds up, doesn´t sterilize and can be stored for several years.
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Wow! Look at those plums! Beautiful!
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