Greetings and Salutations,
I did a bit of picking today, and I realized that I hadn't really posted any pictures for the forum, so I decided to give a shot, and whip out the trusty camera and give it a shot (literally!)
These are grown here on my grove in Putnam County, FL. This is interesting because we don't have this variety in Florida (at least not commercially). These are Seedless Pink Meat Navel Oranges. They are common in California, where they are grown commercially and are called "Cara Cara" These are the fruit that make me locally famous here in Florida because no one can figure out where they came from! I usually sell them wholesale to a local vendor who sells them on the side of the road.
We had a small harvest this year (which is OK because it's way less work) They cycle and sometimes you get an "off" year every now and again. This happens from time to time, and we only produced about 25% of what we typically do in a year. I am not a commercial grower, and I wind up juicing a lot of it (especially the giant thick skinned yellow grapefruit I have that I can't give away!)
Trees are in good health, and doing well.
Normally the tree would be COVERED in fruit, but I am not greedy. Not every year can be a record setter!
I got a few carts full, which was a blessing, because my back is killing me right now, and I would have wound up in the hospital if it had been a full harvest.
Did I make your mouth water? They are DELICIOUS and I love this fruit!