Chia, San Joaquin County, Fuyu discussed on KFBK Garden Show
Areas of fog and then sun. Anybody who's lived here any length of time and spend the winters here knows what that means depending upon the persistency of the fog, you may only see the sun for about fifteen minutes somewhere around three o'clock. Other areas may clear out a little bit sooner. This is actually a good thing. And we'll talk on fill per cell gets here. We'll talk to him about the need for chill hours and chill units. So that you have a bountiful fruit crop in two thousand nineteen and foggy days. Do a lot to help preserve and increase chill units and chill hours as opposed to yesterday. The temperature got up to what the mid sixties. That's not a good thing for fruit. Trees in January. Also, I'm wondering if nurseries got their first wave of customers in on a sunny Saturday like yesterday asking for tomato plants, I hope not. But. Customer's. Always right. Wrong. Don't buy your tomato. Plants in January. Thank you. Or February could you wait till March. Yeah. Yeah. I know climate change. No, wait till March, April, even better, the warmer, the soil the better. All right. So the weather looking like a drive, but possibly foggy week ahead. Right. All right. A little tip. I picked up from the master food preservers newsletter from San Joaquin county and their winter newsletter regarding persimmons we've talked about this before about the foo versus the Chia persimmon persimmons are in season right now, if you go to a farmer's market, you'll probably find several vendors that are carrying persimmons, but no you're persimmons because you could be in for a rude awakening. The Fuyu versus the the food is kind of a light orange round piece of fruit. The Chia is a little bit of a darker, orange or red. And it's sorta heart or acorn shaped much bigger than an acorn. But let that be your guide because you can bite into a Fuyu and good bite into a Chia. That's still firm. And I think I mentioned this on Twitter. Speaking of old man, ranting. If you know somebody that's about to take a bite out of a firm had Chia whip out your cell phone, turn the video on and aimed at their face and watch the contortions their face goes through after they take a bite out of a firm had Chia. It is to say a stringent it's sort of like swallowing listerine if you will. And people sometimes don't have the patience waiting for the Chia to soften up to become sweet. And that's what you have to do. If you buy is you have to basically leave him out or put them on a clothesline or something like that until they're like almost drippy soft the software. They are the sweeter. They're going to be but in the master food preservers newsletter put out by the San Joaquin county master food preservers, they say you can put a Chia persimmon in a paper bag or next to pairs or bananas, and they give off ethylene gas and that'll help it ripen quicker. So on something you might wanna think about or probably an apple two for that matter. So if you want to get it to ripen a little bit quicker, those Chia persimmons stick it in something that gives off ethylene gas like a piece of fruit and stick it in a bag. All right. Okay. Why don't we come back? Let's talk to Robert Couric about Beirut trees, and how to choose them as we continue with the KFI garden show on this January twentieth on NewsRadio KF PK ninety three point one FM fifteen thirty AM and the iheartradio.