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On October 31, 2011 at 4:42 AM
WOW Interesting. I get to see so many new and different plant from your beautiful garden,Thank you!!!
On October 30, 2011 at 7:24 PM
I have never heard of this one before. I’ll have to google it!
On March 7, 2011 at 7:57 AM
The flowers are lovingly sweet! Maybe that is the promise that the fruit will be, too…..?
On March 6, 2011 at 8:47 PM
by Beth Byrne
On March 6, 2011 at 3:42 PM
I have never seen these, but I can tell that it’s my loss!
by Anuga Herbst
On March 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM
As Tara said above, I too never seen them before. Thanks for new learning.
I enjoyed the rest of the remarks above.
Dale’s garden is such an inspiration to so many.
Keep up the great job !
On March 6, 2011 at 11:46 AM
Photo #13 is truly a winner w/ the depth included in the background.
by Patty S.
On March 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM
And the fragrance from grapefruit blossoms is intoxicating! They are lovely, Miriam. My Melogold is at the same stage of blossom, and has already set fruit. My Oro Blanco is about 4 weeks behind, but buds are being pushed out, now. Grapefruit are prolicif bloomers, and all the blossoms/fruit are borne at the ends of branches, so you can see everything. They are wonderful citrus, and both the Oro Blanco and Melogold (they are almost identical and the same cross), are the absoulte most delicious grapefruit out there, my favorite, which is why I have one of each tree!! Another great option is the Cocktail grapefruit. It, too, is a cross, and not really even a grapefruit, but a cross between a Siamese Sweet pummelo and Frua mandarin, also developed by UCR. If you have room to squeeze in a semi-dwarf Cocktail, you will not be disappointed!
On March 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Amazing sounding fruit! Does it produce seeds? If so, would the resulting tree bear fruit that is like the mother tree, or would this have to be grafted. I have seen something in somebody’s yard that looks like a pummelo, so I believe they would grow over here.
Miriam Admin Reply:March 6th, 2011 at 10:24 AM
Diane, It does produce a few seeds—but because the bees polinate from other fruits it wouldn’t be a true Oro Blanco. I would think you would need a graft.
On March 6, 2011 at 10:15 AM
Your descriptions are captivating!! Besides your descriptions, the pics make one want to find out more! Did you grow that from seeds or cutting? Or did you get it from a nursery or box store?
Miriam Admin Reply:March 6th, 2011 at 10:22 AM
Mimi, I got it from a nursery.
On March 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM
Wow!! I would love to smell the blooms, I’m sure the scent is heavenly!
Beautiful pictures! Thank you!
by Tara Lain
On March 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM
Wow. I’ve never seen these before. Gorgeous!! : )
On March 6, 2011 at 9:05 AM
How beautiful! I can almost smell their exquisite scent from here. Thank you for sharing.
On March 6, 2011 at 9:01 AM
how big is big? quarter size ? i know the fruit are HUGE
i like the peekaboo shot of the Mountains on page 2 !!
Miriam Admin Reply:March 6th, 2011 at 9:24 AM
Brant, I went outside with a ruler so I could give you an accurate answer. The large buds are an inch long and the large open blossoms are two inches in diameter.
by Miriam Admin
On March 5, 2011 at 1:46 PM
I just came back from a visit outside—the Oro Blanco blossoms are so huge and wonderful—I can’t contain myself—I feel like shouting to the world “you have to see these—they are huge and happy.” A google search reveals that it is “a cross between a Duncan white grapefruit and a pummelo, developed by the University of California in Riverside, California. Large, thick skinned and white-fleshed, this nearly seedless green grapefruit hybrid with white flesh is produced from huge fragrant blossoms and large glossy-green foliage. Deliciously sweet, its juicy flesh lacks any grapefruit bitterness and is less acidic.” What did I tell you?? Huge blossoms!!