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Re: Stroll in the evening

That was four things.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 6:18 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Stroll in the evening

> I just returned from a stroll through the plantation looking for ripe
> loquats. I have five loquat trees--one named variety and four seedlings
> [three of these are seedlings of the fourth]. All are loaded with
> unripe fruit. Last weekend, on St. Valentine's Day, the named variety
> and one of the seedlings had a few ripe fruit, which the short one and
> 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 it,
> and ate it. Second as I ate the honeybell, my favorite cat, The Beans,
> raced to the top of our jacaranda tree, presumably so her barbaric yalp
> could be heard across the countryside. She remained there, yalping,
> until I told her to get her silly little butt down. Three, I noticed
> that the valencia orange tree has, maybe 100 ripe fruits that need to
> be picked, juiced, and frozen next weekend. And four, the key lime must
> have 1,000 blooms; I can't deal with half that many limes next year.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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