Sunday, January 16, 2011

Citrus Report 2010/2011

It's 2011 and the oranges that grew all year in 2010 are READY. They are very very very very small this year though....

Orange/Quarter Comparison

No, your eyes are not fooling you... that is indeed a quarter. I told you they were small! Our orange tree is pretty big, I'm thinking it needs some pruning so the tree can focus its energy on making oranges and an not worry about keeping it's million branches alive.

We also have a lemon tree, and because the tree looks like death... I think this might be our last year for them ;-(

Lemon/Quarter Comparison

The lemon smelled sooooo good. I even took a bite or two out of this one! Mmmm (I love sour).

I'm not a big fan of grapefruit, but we have that too. It's got a pretty thick skin this year.

Grapefruit/Quarter Comparison

So there it is folks. While most of the country is in winter coats digging out their driveways, I'm in the back yard wearing short sleeves picking fruit! :-P

Citrus Report 2010/2011

Citrus Report 2009/2010
Citrus Report 2008/2009


  1. nice.

    thankfully we only had 2 days of snow so far...and now the rain has gotten rid of it...this makes me happy. Now if only the rain would stop! but then again, I have the flu so it can rain as long as I'm sick :P

    I like your fruit.

  2. One day I will grow my own fruit, veggies and all that good stuff!! Even though they're small, they look tasty!

  3. Hmm... Those oranges are just larger than kumquats. Kumquats make marvelous preserves because of their high acid and strong flavor content. Sometimes the pith can get bitter, but orange piths might be different.

    I have to add, though, that you're lucky to have oranges and lemons grow where you live. The long snow season in CO kills that opportunity for us and we're lucky if we see fruit grow on our trees.