February News – Featured Fruit and Recipe, Bare root plantings and more

Are you warm enough?   It’s time to get everything going for the spring.  Don’t be fooled by the warmer weather.  It is likely we will have one more cold spell in March.  Keep your eyes on the weather and be ready to throw a cold blanket or string of lights around the plants.

This month, learn about planting bear root trees. There is still time to plant your bare root trees .   I cannot figure out how to get the PDF of the document to load here or to my site, so email me at Elizabeth@SNEConst.com, with Bare Root Planting in the subject line and I will send you a copy.

 

Check out our Agriscaping News here.  Get your edible flower guide and see what is new in the world of Agriscaping.

If you are ready to learn what your yard can do for you, Click Here.   We can help you with DIY Mastery , Fab 5 Program (let your yard pay for your landscaping and watering bill), or anything in between.

 

If you are ready to learn what your yard can do for you, Click Here.   We can help you with DIY Mastery , Fab 5 Program (let your yard pay for your landscaping and watering bill), or anything in between.

UPCOMING CLASS   – March 4, 7:00 PM located at 4833 E Southern Ave, Mesa AZ.  The old Brimhall LDS Seminary Building.  Register Here

 

Come visit us at the Cherry Circle Farm and Research Facility,  (2904 S. Cherry Circle, Mesa 85210) we have been busy transforming the yard.  Our latest additions include the Huglekultur with artichoke, asparagus, brocolli, cabbage, kale, lettuce (romaine and red leaf), peas, purslane, flowers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, melons, and more; 4 cherry trees, 1 asian pear, 2 apple, 3 avocado, 2 banana, 1 white sappote, 4 black berry, 2 flaming red grape, 1 passion fruit, 3 sugar cane and lots of flowers.

Broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, kale, corriandor and radishes are ready for harvest. Soon the cabbage, onions and garlic will be ready as well.

 

Featured Fruit – PITAYA or DRAGON FRUIT

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This large, softball sized, fruit is not only beautiful to look at, it has amazing nutrition. High in antioxidants, iron, B1,B2,B3, Vitamin C, low in fat and carbohydrates.  A whole fruit is only 60 calories.    This delicious fruit is firm, sweet and melts in your mouth.  It comes in three varieties.  Yellow with thorns (not so fun), Fuscia with white insides or fuscia with fuscia insides.

The beautiful floPpitaya Flowerwer only blooms for one night.

 

Here is a recipe to help you enjoy this elegant fruit.  I invite you to try  other cactus fruit as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups fresh papaya, cubed
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup mango, cubed
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced or cut into quarters
  • 1 cup dragon fruit
  • Garnish: starfruit slices

Fruit salad dressing:

  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar or stevia

Procedure:

  1. Stir fruit salad dressing ingredients together in a cup until sugar/stevia dissolves. Set aside.
  2. Place all the fresh fruit in a mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss well to mix.
  3. Pour or scoop the fruit salad into a serving bowl, or into a prepared pineapple boat. Garnish just before serving with a few star fruit slices drizzled with fresh lime juice to prevent browning. Ready for the luau!

 

Happy Planting – Let us help you build your dream!

 

Elizabeth Adams
SE Construction, LLC
480 241 6300

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