Thursday, December 13, 2012

Citrus Christmas

Rio Red Grapefruit
Well, well, well.  Looks like all I had to do was to wait a bit and Blogger would sort out the mess that kept me from posting.  Unfortunately, I deleted a few images to try to add space.  If you notice any missing images, please let me know and I'll try to restore. 

This morning, I enjoyed the first of many grapefruits of the season. It was delicious and cold.  Boy did it smell good too.  No sugar required either.  All the fruit trees in the garden are dwarf to enable our aging bodies to easily maintain and harvest.  The orange and grapefruit are in the ground and the lemon (currently blooming - beautiful) and mandarin are potted.  All have fruit except the mandarin. 
Leaf miner damage (Wikipedia)
All of the citrus show cosmetic damage from leaf miners.  The skin of the fruit show some of those squiggle trails as well. I haven't heard reports of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in Kern County yet.  Hope that plight stays away even though it is in adjacent Los Angeles and Tulare counties.  Probably just a matter of time.

For now, we have grapefruit, oranges, and lemons to enjoy throughout the Christmas season.

It's also nice to be able to add to my garden journal.


dorothy said...

I'm glad that you are up and blogging again. I missed your posts. I don't know what was going on with Blogger, but I'm also able to post again. I love citrus season. Your grapefruit does look refreshing!

Donna said...

The grapefruit looks so good! Lucky you to have all those fruit trees!

Happy to hear blogger worked things out.