Sunday, May 07, 2006

Orange Tree, After the bloom

After the Orange tree blooms, the flowers fall away. Left is the world's tiniest orange! If you look closely at this photo, you will see the small spherical fruit. You may notice that some of the fruit is darker and some is lighter. I am going to watch closely this year. I think the lighter fruit is destined to become part of fruit drop. This is when the tree selectively drops fruit. This allows the plant to send more nutrients to the remaining fruit to allow larger fruit at harvest time.

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