Wednesday, 12 November 2014

6 reasons to grow your own fruit.

6 REASONS TO GROW YOUR OWN FRUIT
1] Savour the flavour....
It's an undeniable fact that home grown fruit tastes a whole lot better than shop-bought. One reason is because taste levels drop as produce matures; a lot of supermarket fruits wi...ll have been drifitng about, either on the shelf, in storage, or in transit, for some weeks. Even soft fruits can be 3-5 days old before you get to eat them. The other reason is that many commercially grown fruits are harvested under-ripe so that they travel better. Unfortunately for you, the consumer, i't also a fact that the maximum flavour and sugar levels develop in the last day or two before the fruit reaches it's peak of ripe-ness. You have therefore been denied a lot of the flavour subtleties and sweetness levels by this practice which has been enforced simply for the convenience of the stores.
2] More choice......
Even the best stores might offer you half a dozen or so varieties of apple. Fore everything else you get one, maybe two options. When you grow your own you get to choose from HUNDREDS of varieties - you can select the varieties with taste-characteristics that suit your pallette. Plus you can grow gooseberries, quinces, white currants, golden raspberries, tayberries and a host of other fruits that are often rarely seen for sale at all in shops.
3] The health benefits.....
When you grow your own you know exactly what has gone into the food you are eating. If you choose to garden without chemicals or organically then you know for sure that your delicious fruits are as pure as nature intended and also have the maximum vitamin and nutrient count because they have been harvested fresh just before consumption.
4] The money saving aspect......
The sums really do add up. A simple row of 10 strawberry plants [cost £15 or so] will yield 15-20 ibs of fruit, easily, for 3 years or more. One dwarf apple tree - 30ibs or more every year for 20 years or so. Weigh that against the price of apples and strawberries and it;s easy to so the economic advantage of growing your own fruit.
5] Grow fruit for the beauty....
It might surprise you to know that a lot of fruit plants and trees are actually quite goos to look at too. You can incorporate them into the mixed flower border or ornamental area - or the patio - and they add their own distinct character and decadent appearance - especially when dripping with fruit!
6] The sheer enjoyment....
What can be finer, or more satisfying than going out into your garden and picking your own pears and peaches, still warm from the sun - a decadent bowl of ruby red currants or a fragrantly tempting array of Victoria plums, even your own apricots and figs? Surely nothing else could be so divine....
Having come this far I imagine you already have ain interest in fruit growing. I hope the above 'sermon' inspires you to take the last step and take action - today!

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