Monday, March 14, 2011
Citrus from seed
The photo above is the fruit from five different orange trees that were volunteer seedlings in my garden. I simply left them to grow where they sprouted. I have no idea what their parents were like, but they all turned out to be sweet and juicy, average-sized, with normal rind thickness that peels easily. The number of seeds per fruit varies from almost seedless to an average number of seeds for an orange.
The result is that I now have five additional orange trees that didn't cost a penny, and I didn't even have to plant them!