This time last week, Mum and I travelled down to Mullumbimby to visit John and Lyndall Picone, and their beautiful property, lush with organic produce and exotic fruits. John grows over 400 varieties of fruits, including exotics such as Vanilla Bean, Custard apples, Figs, Apples, Peaches and apricots. Such a selection had our taste buds buzzing the entire visit.

Our friend Julian from Mockingbird, came along for the visit (Julian knew John beforehand).

Such an amazing opportunity, I thought it a must to take 1001 photos. We thank John for the visit, and his incredible expertise in growing. Such an enlightening and humbling visit, I have nothing but good things to say about this man. We could talk all day, of all topics. There seems to be endless learnings in this field, such is the nature and complexity of living plants. It's an exciting journey to say the least!

If you're a passionate foodie and feel like treating yourself to the tastiest fruits you'll ever enjoy, head to the Byron, New Brighton or Mullum markets. Here you'll find John and Lyndall :)

 Check out that Pizza Oven!

Check out that Pizza Oven!

 John grew up in Sicily, I guess you could say he brought home to him. One of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen.

John grew up in Sicily, I guess you could say he brought home to him. One of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen.

 3 acres of Orchard is under netting.

3 acres of Orchard is under netting.

 Julian was just like a kid in a candy store haha

Julian was just like a kid in a candy store haha

 And trust me, there was plenty of candy to go round! (Just one variety of Peach)

And trust me, there was plenty of candy to go round! (Just one variety of Peach)

 Some Angelina Peaches

Some Angelina Peaches

 And fresh pepper. I wonder how John picks the top strands... haha

And fresh pepper. I wonder how John picks the top strands... haha

 Blueberries! 

Blueberries! 

 I don't know which is more satisfying, Dragon Fruit or this view of the house.

I don't know which is more satisfying, Dragon Fruit or this view of the house.

 Fried on the barbecue, these taste just like green capsicum. You'd better remove those spikes first though ;)

Fried on the barbecue, these taste just like green capsicum. You'd better remove those spikes first though ;)

 Until next time...

Until next time...

 Thanks John!

Thanks John!