the beginning of citrus season

November 10, 2016

We’re super excited that we’re now being able to enjoy some of our first citrus of the season! We have a number of varieties of citrus, and the ones that are ready for harvest now are the Page mandarins and the Kishu mandarins. True went out into our garden and picked a big basket full of them. The basket is from here; it’s perfect for fruit picking in our garden (it gets many uses as seen here and in this video). The Page have a balance of tart/sweet, are the size of a small orange, and the skin holds uncharacteristically tight to the flesh (might be better for juicing). The Kishus, on the other hand, are sweet, are about the size of a golf ball (on average), and have the characteristic, loose, “zipper” skin. Citrus season is… the most wonderful time of the year!

3 comments on “the beginning of citrus season”

  • Frédérique says:


  • Jennifer A. says:

    Thank you for sharing these photos. Our tangerines just started coming ripe and I think we might get blood oranges for the first time this year after waiting 5+ years!

    • Rubyellen says:

      Ohhhh… blood oranges! Citrus is so pretty. I love seeing all the pops of orange in our backyard.

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