Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hardy Orange

The Hardy Orange (Poncirus trifoliate) is loaded with fruit this year!


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

7 comments:

  1. We have been harvesting Meyer Lemons now for about a month, and we do have a Washington Orange Tree (in a pot) but the fruit may not ripen as our nights are now down in the 40's.
    PS: best of luck on the sale of your home.

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  2. How cool! I can't imagine being able to pick oranges from my own yard. But the apple trees are doing well this year; I'm hoping last night's winds brought more of them down so I don't have to get out a ladder to pick them:)

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  3. Nice! I should give those a try here at some point; they might just be hardy.

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  4. Wow! Looks awesome.

    Do you use them for anything edible (I've heard that Poncirus oranges are 'technically' edible but hella seedy and sour) or just for ornamental value?

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  5. I keep having to prune mine. The weight of the fruit makes the branches bend down towards the sidewalk, where its thorns threaten to blind someone.

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