Winter gems, tiny and sweet

One thing that makes the cold days of winter something to actually look forward to is citrus. When those fruits start arriving in big numbers from Florida and California, it's a time of delicious happiness.


Nothing says that more to me than mandarin oranges, or more specifically, the "Clementine" variety. When these start arriving, I just can't help myself!

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Their cute size,


the ease with which they peel, perfuming a room, protecting the heads of cats,


the hollow in their bottoms,


the fact that even the smallest bag of these contains at least a dozen or two,


what's not to love about these beautiful, seedless, tasty fruits?


If I lived in the right climate, I'd have these trees in my garden for sure!


Does anybody not love Clementines?

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Gerhard Bock (Bamboo, Succulents and More)  – (January 28, 2014 at 5:29 PM)  

I agree! Clementines are my favorite citrus for eating.

Alan  – (January 28, 2014 at 6:32 PM)  

Gerhard: why don't you grow these?

Lisa  – (January 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM)  

I just watched a youtube video about a man in Houston who teaches permaculture. He lives in a standard subdivision, regular sized yard, and manages to grow massive quantities of food. (OK, it is Houston, but still!) One of his favorites is his tangerine trees. I had true climate jealousy! Love those little Cuties!

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