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Postby jack » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:52 pm

okay a good blood orange question.
last year i got a few fruit from my tree that where red fleshed ie where true to label of being a blood orange tree. rest of fruit i removed to give tree time to grow a bit. this year have three or more dozen fruit on tree, first fruit was ready i thought last night to try it. was sweet like a orange but its flesh was also like a orange not red at all.
have my own theory on it, the tree may have not got enough water or food to make it grow into a blood orange or maybe i have to much fruit on a still immature tree.
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Postby Pokie » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:29 pm

Ive heard they take a long time to produce the right flesh colour...

But not 100% sure so dont take my advice...
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Postby jack » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:44 pm

also noticed the skin was thicker than a normal orange.
plus they are smaller than last year more a tennis ball size.
gave them 3 hours of water today and who knows we may yet get winter rains here but so far we got bugger all rain since jan/feb.
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Postby Pokie » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:59 pm

I hope you get heaps more bloodred oranges soon. :D
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Postby kitkat » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:00 pm

Yes here we are med June and still not a drop of rain for a month or more. The poor farmers are all out fencing because they can't sow their crops and those that did are losing them to constant frosts.They are saying the conditions are echoing the 1984 drought :? :? :?
My dam is now dry so no more watering until it rains.
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