April 11, 2012

Orange Tree Sapling

Fast-forward 5 years from the best souvenir from Florida ever. The orange tree has grown zero oranges, had one flower (I think), has come close to dying several times because it requires an insane amount of water (it drinks one of those aqua globes every day), and needs to be put inside every time the temperature could come close to 32ºF because it will die if it hits that temperature or lower for 4 hours. How the hell do they raise these things, even in Florida? What happens if they get a hard freeze and they all die? This is taking forever. I only wanted to provide my family with a healthy fruit! Should have gotten the lemon tree.
adolescent orange tree raised in the north