Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February fruits of Sacramento Valley

 Many citrus fruits can be harvested this month. I have the following:

Oranges: Washington Navel, Navellina, Cara-Cara, Boukhobza, Sanguinelli, Tarocco, my fake Cara-Cara, Vainiglia Sanguino.

Grapefruit: Cocktail.  The sweetest grapefruit I ever had.

Pomelo: Valentine (came from a friend's tree, but I should have my own shortly).  This is an excellent selection. 

Tangor: Kyomi. Very juicy mandarine type of fruit.  A parent of Sumo / Shiranui / Dekopon

Mandarins: Algerian clementine, Gold Nugget, Tahoe Gold, Page, Tango

Lime: Palestine acidless, Rangpur

Two tropical guava trees are still fruiting: my Brazilian orange seedling and Malaysian Red

Avocado Royal Wright started shedding the fruits after windy days.  I am picking those that have yellow stems. I think they are better than I expected them to be.  I will compare them agains Bacon in a separate post

I collected some white sapote Vernon fruits from a friend's very large tree in South Bay. It might be possible to have them here in the winter too when my trees get more mature.

Below are four pigmented oranges, starting from the upper left clockwise: Vainiglia Sanguino, Sanguinelli, Tarocco, Boukhobza. 
Vainiglia Sanguino is very nicely flavored acidless orange, Sanguinelli has lots of color and flavor, but low on sugar, Tarocco is sweeter than Sanguinelli.  Boukhobza is an excellent blood orange with the sweetness of a Navel orange.
None of these pigmented oranges had dark red outer color. Sanguinelli and Tarocco (right) are below.

And the last but not least, I believe I harvested the last dragon fruit of the season. Sugar Dragon along with the Palestine acidless lime are below.  Pretty good tasting Sugar Dragon fruit for February. And this lime is very unique and pleasant to eat.



5 comments:

  1. whats your fav mandarins for Feb-April?

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    1. Gold Nugget is the best IMO. I also grow Tango and Pixie that ripen a bit later than Gold Nugget

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  2. Where can I get Royal Wright Avocado plant ?

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    1. Hi Deepa, there is no large commercial nurseries that produce them yet. A nursery in Texas bought many scions from me. Maybe they will be the first ones to make them at a larger scale. I occasionally offer my extra plants on my sales site reallygoodplants.com

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    2. Hi Deepa, there is no large commercial nurseries that produce them yet. A nursery in Texas bought many scions from me. Maybe they will be the first ones to make them at a larger scale. I occasionally offer my extra plants on my sales site reallygoodplants.com

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February fruits of Sacramento Valley

  Many citrus fruits can be harvested this month. I have the following: Oranges : Washington Navel, Navellina, Cara-Cara, Boukhobza, Sangui...