Fruit bowls: the nicest place for the harvest
The magnificent pears, plums and apples from your garden that have matured should also naturally shine on your home dining table. And now, beautiful large fruit bowls are in demand.
For many, the late Summer period is the most beautiful time of year in the garden. It’s a time when plump fruits hang on the trees, and bushes bend under the considerable weight of bright red ripe berry fruits. Just picking them becomes a pleasure, and some treats disappear but immediately in the gardener’s mouth. And the rest? They get frozen, canned, placed on cakes or cooked to delicious marmalade. The most beautiful apples should be where everyone can see and access them: on the dining table or the dresser, in a beautiful dish.
Metal, wicker, wood, glass, plastic or leather: choose what you find nice rather than what is currently the trendy thing. A fruit bowl should be pure and high quality – an eye-catcher with a timeless design, which should be worth more than just a few Euros. Finally, the container must be able to withstand a lot of weight and retain its shape for many years. It shouldn’t bother anyone when they consider its age later. After all, there is nothing more beautiful than the patina of old ceramic – the heartwarming aura of things on which time has left its mark.
And what about where a fruit can get mushy and offer juice? Water leaves behind unsightly limescale on untreated wood. Rub away the fruit stains with a dry cloth. If that doesn’t work, fine-grained salt can help – just apply it carefully then wipe it away. Don’t worry about lack of hygiene. True, germs can get into the wood via the open pores, but they also die quickly there as wood has anti-bacterial properties. Of course, those who want to be absolutely sure can put their wooden bowl in the microwave for a short while.
For all the beauty that they offer, the fine fruits should not be left at room temperature for too long. Apples, plums, grapes and bears prefer a cool environment, and they will last a few days longer in the fridge. Speaking of durability: most typical “home fruits” exude the ripening gas ethylene, and spatial separation does little to help. You can confidently put the mature fruits in a bowl and enjoy the colour variety. Bon appetit!