oohh....i like your idea here and wold love to have a copy as people add to this. my fig - a Peter's Honey - bore fruit in july see here and according to others in this group, i will have (and it looks like it) another crop in september or october.
i believe apples are september and october.
peaches are may :-)
I was mainly thinking of this as a foraging guide. I've had my eyes peeled wherever I go, mentally-noting what fruits I see. But as a n00b-forager, I've run into problems.
For instance, I read about making nocino from green walnuts. When I found a bunch in Oak Creek Canyon, I gathered all I could. When I tried to cut them up, the nut in the center was rock hard. Apparently they need to be gathered in early Summer, when the nut is still soft.
In fact, if people get a lot of use out the Valley version, I don't see why a Northern Arizona version wouldn't be a nice addition. Things like wild blackberries, lambs quarters, fiddleheads, and such could be on that one.
Anyway, if I ever manage to gather enough of anything to actually make something, I'd be happy to add some pics and recipes. I do have about a quart of figs that I'm taking with me when I see my mom in Santa Fe. She's been dying to make goat cheese stuff figs, wrapped in prosciutto.
My name is Sarah and my hubby and I are about to start the Permaculture certificaion class. I've seen and enjoyed your comments on the p-culture site, so decided to ask you a question or two.
Is the taste of your Peter's Honey fig as divine as my favorite desert landscaping author, Scott Calhoun, says that it is? What other figs and fruit and citrus trees and bushes do you have, and what do you think of each? We just planted 9 citrus and 2 pomegranates in early summer, so we don't have much info to share about our
Oh...how sweet of you to ask.....this fig is the only fig we've grown and i've fallen in love with. i think we got "her" at bakers nursery and she drips like honey :-)
we have a peach tree - should bear fruit next may and in the beginning of the year we planted an apple - no fruit yet. we also have an orange, lemon and grapefruit - all of which should be giving fruit soon...hopefully. and, we have a pomegranate - young one too - got 2 fruit this season....next years should be better....