Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Atemoya flower in female stage

Originally uploaded by z_kevino
According to

The flower, in its female stage, opens between 2 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Between 3 and 5 o'clock on the following afternoon, the flower converts to its male stage.

Here, it is clearly in its female stage.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Originally uploaded by z_kevino
Throughout April, my small Jaboticaba tree has been fruiting. Here you can see the spectrum of color the fruit go through - from a pale green to a rich, deep purple. The purple ones were still a week away from harvesting

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Originally uploaded by z_kevino
This pineapple plant had been in nice soil, with proper irrigation for several years. I never got a bloom. So I threw in in a pot with little soil, even less water, and what do you know: instant bloom and fruit!

Now, i am not sure if it was all the care I gave it for years, or the lack of care which caused the flowering.

My theory is that it thought it was gonna die, so it flushed out a flower to reproduce.... or it could be an April Fool's joke it played on me