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« on: December 06, 2007, 09:58:23 AM »

Well, I am, but no drum here heeee heee, vale.

My father has surprised me harvesting my dearest top oranges.



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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 10:13:24 AM »

Abejaruco, those orange trees are just enormous, that is an awful long way to go up to get the top oranges.  I would hope that they are the best of the crop to do so much work.  Hee, hee, that is a question.

Is the fruit at the top any different tasting than the fruit that grows lower on the limbs?  Have a wonderful day, beautiful life, and be very very careful when you are up so high on a ladder. Cindi
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 01:25:03 AM »

There are many circunstances to obtein a sweet fruit flavour.

The ground colour. Citrus planted in red ground produce sweeter oranges than planted in brown one. Here the red ground is called Colorado and my ground is colorado, the brown one is called Vega.

The fertilizer. I think that calcium helps to the sweet.

The thrip, that little insect that you can find in any flowers. This point is not scientifical, but I have observed that oranges marked (damaged) by thrips are the best ones.

And the location on the tree. If oranges receive direct sun during most of the day are sweeter.

In this photo you can see the thryp marks on the oranges bunch, and they are on the top, and in colorado ground...so, are caramelo.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 06:51:23 AM »

Those oranges sure look good! Have you thought about using a long handled pruning shears to snip those oranges at the top? Sure beats falling from that height.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 07:59:56 AM »

Abejaruco, that is so interesting about the soil.  Obviously different chemical make up, neat that you have two names for the soil types.  That puts a very human swing on soil, very neat.

When I see the pictures of your oranges, especially the ones that had the thrip scars, it makes my mouth water.  There is nothing like an orange that is sweet.  They are probably one of my favourite fruits.  I don't like it when I get an orange and the taste is not that beautiful sweet taste that I love.  The picture makes me want to go and buy some oranges when I am at the market today, and I think I will.

Right now we have Chinese Mandarin oranges in season.  They two can sometimes not be very sweet and are disappointing.  But I bought a box yesterday and they are the nicest that I have had in years.  Don't know why the quality has been so poor that we have had brought into our country for so long, but yea!!!!  Maybe the beautiful sweet fruit is back in town.  Beautiful day, beautiful life.  Cindi
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 01:46:37 PM »

jeeez abejaruco! you post photos throughout the year and they all have the same tittle: "me harvesting *****" grin
ah well, at least now i know where St. Nicholas stops to buy oranges to gift us Smiley

oww, abejaruco, have you ever thought or maybe even tried planting peanuts?
they would grow here, but wouldn't ripen, but you shouldn't have problems cultivating them.

it really is amazing how generally less nutrition soil produces better quality.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 05:06:23 PM »

I have had peanuts in the irrigation ditch for the peppers. Peanuts drink water, and more water, and when you eat the peanuts, you want water, and more water.

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it really is amazing how generally less nutrition soil produces better quality.

Every plant wants its soil. Dark, fertile lowlands, are good for foliage, have enough nitrogen.
Red soils burn the manure in any weeks, too much calcium, and are good for sweet potato, and fruits, very bad for foliage, and during the summer daily water required.
The white soil, "albarizo" is good for wine.

That in Spain, not sure in your countries. grin

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Have you thought about using a long handled pruning shears to snip those oranges at the top?

I have thought on stilts.
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