This pretty dish was a gift from an Italian friend many years ago, I like it a lot as it features one of my favourite fruits.
Not only is the fruit delicious but the trees are both beautiful and undemanding. They never seem to suffer from disease or infestation, they don’t grow too big, I don’t prune mine or give them much attention but they never fail to bear fruit.
It’s such a productive time for fruit now. I was at my neighbours recently and he sent me home with a big bag of his plums and told me that the strawberry grapes which I love will be ready in a week or so. He showed me his three vines all loaded with fruit and I’m sure a lot will arrive here, Giovanni knows how many I can eat.