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Re: Stroll in the evening

Trying to make those of us for whom an evening stroll means parkas
and ice picks jealous, huh, Jim? :-)

Sounds delightful - next stroll you take around that plantation has
to be for all of us in the frozen north:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> I just returned from a stroll through the plantation looking for
> loquats. I have five loquat trees--one named variety and four
> [three of these are seedlings of the fourth]. All are loaded with 
> unripe fruit. Last weekend, on St. Valentine's Day, the named
> and one of the seedlings had a few ripe fruit, which the short one
> I ate within minutes of finding them.
> Alas, none of the other green fruit has become orange since then.
But I 
> did notice three things worth reporting. First, the one remaining 
> tangelo [Mineola honeybell] was tree-ripe. So I picked it, peeled
> and ate it. Second as I ate the honeybell, my favorite cat, The
> raced to the top of our jacaranda tree, presumably so her barbaric
> could be heard across the countryside. She remained there, yalping,

> until I told her to get her silly little butt down. Three, I
> that the valencia orange tree has, maybe 100 ripe fruits that need
> be picked, juiced, and frozen next weekend. And four, the key lime
> have 1,000 blooms; I can't deal with half that many limes next
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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