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Living on the Ridge

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I was reading this book last week and it got me thinking about ….

This quote is from one of my favorite podcasts last week-What Should I Read Next?

When I heard that, I realized that I say that frequently.  Right now, I'm studying the growing of oranges.  This is how I got to my current topic of study-growing oranges.

So "I was reading this book last week and it got me thinking about how oranges are grown here in Florida."  The book was Oranges by John McPhee.  

Found out we live on "The Ridge".  A prime citrus growing area in Florida that runs from Leesburg to Sebring.  We live just north of Sebring.  

Oranges are fascinating.  Did you know that ....?

Oranges from the top of the tree are sweeter than fruit from the bottom of the treeOranges are sweeter on the south side of the treeThere are sweeter sections within an orange.  The blossom end is sweeter than the other side of the orange.


We have an orange grove nearby that sells fruit as well as orange ice cream.  I…