September 18, 2010
Apparently the oranges are so plentiful here that people put boxes of them to the road hoping someone will take them. Pictured is one of our neighbour's orange tree. They said to help ourselves when the fruit is ready for picking. We rented in the park our first trip here that was meant to purchase a house in the park that we had seen online. We decided against that house but looked at several others, got to know the park and basically enjoyed ourselves. That trip we enjoyed a lot of fresh picked oranges and let me tell you they taste so much better than store bought! Now that we bought here I want to plant an orange tree.
One neighbour told us that the orange trees can be problematic and they are higher maintenance trees. Leaf drop seems to be an issue for some gardeners. My husband thinks I should just take advantage of all the free fruit rather than try growing an orange tree but the challenge sounds fun. I plan on visiting a few nurseries in the area of our vacation home where I look for a nice, healthy tree as well as get advice for growing it.