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PeakOiler wrote:The skin had split wide open. Why did it do that? The skin was still green, but was starting to turn orange.
papa moose wrote:PeakOiler wrote:The skin had split wide open. Why did it do that? The skin was still green, but was starting to turn orange.
I'm no expert but i think this implies that the amount of water the tree was recieving increased later in the season compared to the early period when the fruit was first developing.
Having said that you're in the middle of the Texas drought? so perhaps my guess is way off.
We occassionally have oranges that split as you describe but not a % that causes concern.
Is yours a washington navel?
PeakOiler wrote:Since the orange that split was one of two fruits, that was 50%.
JJ wrote:P.O., did you lose a bunch more weight?
JJ wrote:we grew some mandarins that were on the tree when I bought it at Home Depot. They were so pretty we left them on the tree all winter. When we picked them in the spring, they were bland. No sweetness at all.
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