Part of last year's backyard orange crop

Discussion in 'Picture Perfect' started by suncityjack, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. suncityjack

    suncityjack New Member

    There's nothing like the fresh fruit we get from our trees here in Sun City. Usually around Dec. mine is in prime form as though the oranges were holiday ornaments. So sweet.
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  2. archer

    archer New Member

    Our fruit is usually ripest after the first of the year....the navels and tangelos come first in January, then the AZ sweet in February, the Valencia don't get real sweet till March, Grapefruit, they ripen early with the tangelos. What kind of fruit do you have that ripens so early? I would like to put in a lemon tree, maybe this year.
     
  3. Cynthia

    Cynthia Well-Known Member

    How often do you need to water your fruit trees?
     
  4. Fiona

    Fiona New Member

    We water our trees twice a week for 7 hours. Winter we cut it back to once a week for 8 or 9 hours. Others may have a different schedule. We also have a drip system and do not flood the trees. Can't wait for the grapefruit,,,,they are getting big now.
     
  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia Well-Known Member

    I eat grapefruit everyday. Are your trees the Ruby Red? I wonder because many fruit trees in SC are described as mature and Ruby was not as common in the 60s.
     
  6. archer

    archer New Member

    Our grapefruit tree is a ruby red, but it is only 5 years old......we water the citrus 2x/week for about 70 minutes, the trees are welled and that fills the well and then slowly soaks in. In the winter we water 1x/week.
     
  7. suncityjack

    suncityjack New Member

    I've no idea what type the tree is, but it's in the part of the yard that get that nw bright sun in the afternoon so that might prompt it. Watering is tough to know since it depends so much on size of tree. I like the smaller ones as they are easier to keep under control. Need to nip some of the little fruits when too many seem to be on one branch so their weight won't split the limb and the ones that remain will be real prizes.
     
  8. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    I remember someone saying or posting something about all the trees with fruit in SC are not edible. Some are ornamental. Can anyone elaborate? Thanks.
     
  9. suncityjack

    suncityjack New Member

  10. archer

    archer New Member

    I knew they were excellent for orange marmalade, but didn't realize they had other uses as well. The idea of orangeade, made like lemonade, sounds interesting.
     
  11. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That is excellent info and I saved the .pdf to print at work. I may use that cookie recipe someday. I don't think a lot of folks know about the Seville orange and its usefulness.

    I like the idea of donating some of it to the zoos for the wildlife, especially our Wildlife World Zoo.
     

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