Tag Archives: citrus

  1. Macro Monday: Bees in the orchard

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    Monday 11 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another Macro Monday…. and for this week we have a shot taken by a friend of ours who …
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  2. Lemons, just a few

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Following the disaster of last January, when our big freeze wiped out all the lemons, killing one decent sized fruit-producing …
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  3. Kumquat success

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst many crops have not favoured the weird weather of 2015, the humble little kumquat tree seems to be as …
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  4. Wordless Wednesday ~ Juicy Pomelo

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    Wednesday 30 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (II)

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My second bash at the Weekly Photo Challenge is very much “now” for us, with winter fruit picking upon us, here on …
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  6. Macro Monday: Another baby orange

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    Monday 06 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    People say I have green fingers. Well, as you can see, perhaps not green, just dirty! Now, apart from my …
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  7. Bergamot – another first for us

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    Tuesday 16 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a couple of failures, we now have a Bergamot Orange tree that seems relatively happy and settled. Although it …
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  8. Macro Monday: Pomelo

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    Monday 15 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This the skin of a Pomelo . It’s nowhere near fully grown yet. These fruit will be well over a …
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  9. Citrus fruit – survival of the fittest

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    Wednesday 03 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The weird weather continues… It’s early June, and we have the potential for rain this week; practically unheard of. It …
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  10. Orchard in bloom

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    Thursday 23 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus orchards are in full bloom right now. Whilst I can’t hear myself think for the noise of a …
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  11. Citrus tree health update

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    Wednesday 22 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following the really cold snap of -5C (23F) we experienced for a few nights over winter, many of the fruit trees had …
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  12. Flower Friday – Lemon Tree

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    Friday 20 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With a normally quite short and mild winter, some of our fruit trees get a bit confused, with new flowers …
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  13. Them Poor Lemon Trees

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    Tuesday 10 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As I posted recently, we had a short sharp cold cold snap where temperatures dropped to -5C (23F) on a few nights, which is …
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  14. Macro Monday: ‘Med fly in my lemon’

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    Monday 02 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday A while back I posted about the invasive Mediterranean Fruit Fly, the bane …
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  15. Iced Lemons?

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    Thursday 29 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Icy weather plays havoc with fruit farming, but the worst affected tend to be lemons I have found. Their internal …
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  16. Last of the Winter Citrus

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    Tuesday 27 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Citrus fruit are harvested in one of two seasons, depending on the variety. For example, we have lemon and orange …
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  17. Winter Storm Wastes Tonnes of Fruit

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    Saturday 24 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As well as the damage that very cold weather can do to the trees and leaves, the fruit obviously suffers, …
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  18. Kumquat

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    Friday 23 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Mid January: time for one of my favourite fruits, the humble Kumquat. Not a bad crop this year of our …
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  19. Ice Damaged Fruit Trees

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    Thursday 22 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The problem with a cold snap, is that whilst it looks nice and wintry with snow in the mountains that …
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  20. Juice Time

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    Sunday 04 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With fruit hanging off every tree in sight, we are rarely short of fruit juice, that’s for sure. Never do …
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  21. Citrus fruit update

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    Thursday 18 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Most of the fruit is now being harvested, dodging in-between storms. Clementines are our primary crop, and sweet and juicy …
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  22. My autumn colours #2

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    Friday 12 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Following on from the first look at our late autumn colours, we continue our photographic tour of the farm. With …
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  23. Mediterranean Fruit Fly

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    Tuesday 04 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of the most prolific pests that affects citrus fruit production is the humble Ceratitis capitata, or Mediterranean Fruit Fly. In short, from late summer …
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  24. Macro Monday: “Kumquat”

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    Monday 06 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . . . .

  25. Macro Monday: “Baby Oranges”

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    Monday 15 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 .

  26. Macro Monday: “Baby Clementine”

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    Monday 18 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 .

  27. Fruit : Oranges

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    Tuesday 05 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These are one of our main crops. Mostly we have large, thick skinned Washington Oranges, which are very juicy and …
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  28. Fruit : Pomelo

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    Thursday 31 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These large ‘pink grapefruit’ are called Pomelo, or Citrus maxima (or Citrus Grandis) to use their posh name. Ours are now …
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  29. Fruit : Apples

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    Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    For most folk, the sight of apples growing on trees is no big deal (and for one of the Spikey’s, …
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  30. Oranges & Chickens

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    Friday 21 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s a sort of changeover season around the farm. The winter crops of Clementines are all finished. It was a …
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  31. Thorn In My Side?

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    Wednesday 29 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    If I said to you, “Hey, I’m gardening this week, doing a bit of pruning“, what would be the image …
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  32. Wordless Wednesday ~ Full Tree

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    Wednesday 04 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The clementine crop was pretty good this year. This tree is just out the back in the veg garden. Me …
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