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article imageGreek gardens promise a rich crop of fruit and vegetables

By Katerina Nikolas     Jun 3, 2012 in Food
Greek gardens are coming to fruition as trees begin to bear fruit, and vegetables wait for a burst of sunshine to spring into life.
Amidst the news of economic doom which pervades Greece, the simple things continue to bring pleasure. A late start to summer has delayed the advent of fruit and vegetables somewhat, but as June arrives it heralds a spurt of quick growth.
Kumquat trees are laden with fruit, strawberries tantalise, and the peaches promise to be succulent soon. Figs begin to form for autumn lushness.
Peach on tree
Peach on tree
Pomegranates which are ripe for picking in September begin to form into fruit onto the trees.
Pomegranate fruit forming on tree
Pomegranate fruit forming on tree
Winter tangerines are budding, promising a bumper crop.
Tangerines growing
Tangerines growing
Nectarines, almost as large as apples, will be ripe and ready for picking within the month.
Nectarines growing on tree
Nectarines growing on tree
Plenty of May rain has given a burst of life to peas and courgettes growing in the ground, as peapods begin to form full of sweet delights.
Courgettes and peas growing
Courgettes and peas growing
Peas growing
Peas growing
Cherry tomatoes ripen in pots in the sun, whilst onions form beneath the hot soil.
Cherry tomatoes in pots
Cherry tomatoes in pots
Onions growing
Onions growing
As herb gardens burst forth with basil, mint, sage, rosemary, and lemon sage, the colourful beauty of flowers surrounds them.
Rosemary
Rosemary
A riot of Greek flowers
A riot of Greek flowers
The olive trees burst with fruit promising a bumper crop for olive oil this winter, and the surplus wood is chopped in readiness for the winter wood-burners.
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