Espalier Avocado

In our design for the Rosmead Garden we have included several espalier fruit trees to maximize production in our small space without losing much room or sunlight. We plan for one of these to be an avocado. Typically, avocado trees grow very large and cumbersome – 5 to 8 feet at maturity. This would take up most of the small kitchen garden … Read More

Rare tropical varieties – Kekiri

We are well acquainted with the cucumber, grown all over for pickling and salads, but the rare tropical varieties from Sri Lanka and India surprisingly receive far less airtime. Kekiri, technically classified as a cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is much harder and less sweet than cucumber cultivated in the West and research suggests the variety is more closely related to the melon. Due … Read More