Monday, October 1, 2012

Chestnut, pumpkin, beets, and rocoto...

Tried planting chestnut for the first time last year...
The strain we chose is called 'Porotan'...
Don't ask me why it is called such a name, but they are supposed to be easy to peel...
We could manage only one fruit... yes, only one, weighing a great 35 grams... ;=)
 
Actually, there were four fruits forming...
They eventually dropped off before they could fully mature...
Our butter scotch pumpkin did not do as well this year...
Yes, we could harvest only one fruit...
Compared to 6 fruits last season... 
Wonder why, really... 
Beets... just harvested a bunch of them, and was quite amused to see one of them taking on the shape of the bottle gourd...  
Rocoto peppers... yes, from seeds given to me by a former student from Peru...
Their color combination on the insides are really fascinating to observe...
I plan to ask my sweeto haato to preserve them in vinegar...