NAVEL SEASON IS HERE!!
However it hasn’t been the best start to everyone’s favourite orange. •
The super dry weather we have had since flowering here in the Riverina has caused the fruit to split on the tree.
This grower has made our job of processing and packing much easier by leaving the split fruit on the ground. I feel for him however as his yield is down 20-40% at LEAST across his navel crop. •
Farming is a tough gig. Has the weather effected yield or quality on your particular fruit crop this year??
#navelorange #riverina #citrus #farm #split #fruit
I hadn’t seen the historic Mission Inn for years, so I walked over there on my lunch break during jury duty in downtown Riverside. Another thing Riverside is known for is the birth of the navel orange 🍊. One of the original trees was planted at the inn, but it died. The one pictured is on the adjacent pedestrian mall. #riverside #missioninn #california #cali #navelorange
progress report: the #tbudgraft
on the 'California Rojo' pushed out two stems (not pictured.) One was trimmed away. Growth from the bud happens incredibly quick. Growth from the 'Boukhobza' blood orange #cleftgraft
took longer to start but it too is pushing out rather quickly. (It was not the original plan to have this be a multi-graft tree. Maybe it can work as a 'Eureka' lemon and blood orange tree.) On the last picture: the parafilm tape has naturally come apart. Methinks exposure to the elements will aid the healing of the graft. Anyone think that it's best to keep it wrapped? #grafting #citrus #ccpp #ucrcitruscollection #apicaldominance #nedcitrus
Know thy oranges. 1 valencia, 2 gold nugget, 3 navel, 4 blood. Many juicy ways to get your vitamin C this season!
I high key fw this photo. I don't even know why🤷♂️🌵
Have you zested and juiced your 18 large navel oranges today? I have! Takes me about two hours, the same time it takes me to do 36 small oranges. If you’re interested in taking this on, might I suggest some tight beats while you zest? It really gets you in the groove! “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar, “Love So Soft,” by Kelly Clarkson, and “Glorious,” by Macklemore. Put on those jams and zest to the beat!!! Before you know it- done!
First time in soooo long I didn’t have to wake up to an alarm! Two eggs over easy on multigrain English muffin, turkey sausage, banana bread English muffin with coconut almond butter, coffee and a navel 🍊