It is strange that such a tiny pest can cause such great distortions in fruit, but the Citrus Bud Mite (see UC Davis Integrated Pest Management site on Citrus Bud Mite).
I picked this Eureka lemon from our tree last week. The pictures show how "alien" the fruit can look:
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We harvested the last red cabbage from the winter planting. It weighed 7 lbs after the large outer leaves were removed! Wow! That's the largest one I've ever grown. Now, what to do with the red cabbage: sweet and sour cabbage? cabbage slaw, again? It does seem that although the red cabbages are prettier in the garden they are not as versatile as green cabbages. I don't think they make sauerkraut out of red cabbage, do they?