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Re: weather/citrus

Thanks, Noreen & Jim.
I've just never seen a plant here that blooms at the same time the fruit
is ready. So here I was watching those OJ commercials and wondering if
that was just a marketing ploy to make the picture of the plant more
attractive or was it true. Amazing. citrus appear never to take a rest.

> I missed a digest somewhere, seem to have that problem a lot...but got your 
> message from Jim's great reply.  
> I'm no authority on citrus.....from experience, mine have fruit and blooms at 
> the same time.  Some are repeat producers, such as the limequat.  While 
> others seem to produce only once.  Others are young and have yet to produce, 
> such 
> as the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit.   Florida has different varieties of citrus 
> than Texas for the most part.....for our soils, climate, etc.  The best for 
> this area (upper Tx. Gulf Coast) is the Satsuma, it is also my favorite in 
> taste.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/8/2004 7:58:52 PM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Noreen - you mention citrus.
> > I have a really stupid question to ask you and Jim and anyone else who 
> > might know.
> > I think I read that some citrus trees crop more than once a year. Do
> > oranges set fruit more than once a year? If so, do they have blossoms 
> > at
> > the very same time that they have a big beautiful orange ready for
> > picking?
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