Rio Red Grapefruit
At Christmas, all kinds of citrus is ripe around here. I remember as a kid going out to the shed at the citrus orchards and sampling all kinds of citrus that could be purchased and shipped as gifts. All the fruit was naturally cold, sweet, and juicy. This Christmas I only have 2 varieties ready (or real close) – grapefruit and lemons.
Variegated Pink Lemon
It’s a brain scratcher seeing the price of citrus in the grocery store then seeing loads of wasted fruit in yards with citrus trees. Fruit is left to rot on the ground until the gardener comes along and carts it off to the dump. What a lame waste.
Even though I’ve never experienced a White Christmas or anything that resembles a scene on a box of Rite Aid Russel Stover’s candy, I have enjoyed Christmases with fresh citrus fruit and blossoms. If I can’t have the snow, this is a fine trade.