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Mandarin Oranges (Satsuma) are getting ripe in my part of the world. As you can see, I've had to prop up the limbs to keep the fruit from dragging the ground. The ripening seems a little earlier this year than normal. Maybe because we got more rain this summer than usual?????
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Oct 15 2012 21:24 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
We also had a very wet summer, which affected how some things grew, but no oranges here of course! This is a lovely image.
Oct 15 2012 21:31 GMT pauli3522
many many mandarines....i love them..and may i have one???
Oct 15 2012 21:38 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Sylvia. I probably enjoyed having a wet-ish summer more than you did. We still had lots of sunshine to go with the rain. A cloudy, rainy day here means the temperature will be more tolerable....10 or 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler. :-)
Oct 15 2012 21:40 GMT larrybenedict
Pauli, you may...if you were here! These probably grow in your part of the world, don't they?
Oct 15 2012 21:42 GMT pauli3522
yes..but they look so delicioussssssssssss...ahahahahah
Oct 15 2012 21:51 GMT wijnie58
Lovely many mandarines...:-))
Oct 16 2012 00:54 GMT beady
Nice Fruit Tree Image
Oct 16 2012 03:48 GMT fhelsing PRO
a nice crop!
Oct 16 2012 09:30 GMT junne PRO
satsuma are the best of all. i love them. you sure have a fantastic crop there
Oct 16 2012 11:09 GMT senna3
A rich view, nicely photographed!
Oct 16 2012 17:30 GMT HMBPA PRO
Good looking crop of Mandarin Oranges, are you shipping any north? :-))
Oct 17 2012 11:36 GMT bandsix
I love mandarin oranges...I can't eat ordinary oranges as they give me migraines, but for some reason these are OK....what a magnificent crop!! Please send a virtual crate asap!!
Oct 19 2012 13:47 GMT larrybenedict
Barbara, I like these better than regular oranges...they are sweeter and easier to peel.
Oct 19 2012 14:56 GMT martini957
Love em'...lucky you
Oct 19 2012 20:42 GMT larrybenedict
Nancy, you could probably grow these in S. Carolina. Plant in a large pot and bring the tree inside when the temps dip below freezing for more than 4 hours.
Oct 21 2012 16:52 GMT sini
They look great!:)
Oct 24 2012 01:29 GMT gtc126
Boy, they look Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 24 2012 03:45 GMT larrybenedict
They are Glenn
Dec 21 2012 08:25 GMT mbz
Dec 21 2012 21:47 GMT Bellavista
more rain make the fruits bigger... my figs are very small this year like a walnut, because there wasn't rain in Hungary during this summer.
You are lucky to have so many nice fruits on your property!!
Dec 22 2012 03:50 GMT larrybenedict
Bea, I am fortunate to have so many fruit trees although I planted all of them myself, except for an old pear tree which bears delicious fruit. My figs were large this year...more than average rain for my area, which was nice.
Dec 24 2012 10:13 GMT Bellavista
I know you are a great gardener Larry! I'm reading always with pleasure what you are showing us from your garden.
Dec 24 2012 15:58 GMT larrybenedict
Bea, I think everyone can be a gardener in Florida. I just enjoy growing some of my own food.....no chemicals, and fresh taste so much better than what is available in the grocery stores. Still, we are fortunate to have such a wide variety of foods in stores now as compared to a time when I was a child...