|The Second-- or is it the Third?-- Grapefruit Harvest of the Season, June 2011.|
There are also lots of oranges to be had, but we haven't been as vigilant about picking the oranges because they're SOOOO sour. (Nobody but my youngest daughter will eat them in their natural state!) I keep telling myself that I'm going to use them to make chocolate-covered candied orange peel (one of my favorite candies), but that just hasn't happened yet. I think I'm still a bit discouraged from my marmalade mishap earlier in the season.
|Our orange tree, still loaded with overripe oranges, June 2011.|
I'm also discouraged by my inability to produce a stunning photograph of any of our citrus trees. These poor little trees are crowded between power lines and other large trees (including several of the neighbors' avocado trees) and I never seem to get the lighting just right, but I slogging along. Here's the latest of my lemon photos. Sigh.
|The inside of our lemon tree, June 2011.|
|Loqats in late May, 2011.|
The Mystery Tree, however, has loved all the rain we've been getting and I have been cleaning up quite a few half-eaten fruits that I suspect are Green Gage Plums. I made a delicious cobbler from the recently and although it was a bit sour on it's own, it was amazing with a little blob of Bryer's Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
|Mystery Fruit saved from the greedy squirrels, 2011.|
|Our entire avocado harvest for Spring, 2011.|