Sweet spring mandarin blossoms

Blossom-laden citrus

I often wonder how a dwarf tree less than 4 feet tall can produce so much sweetness.

Laden with porcelain-white blossoms that fill the air with a sweetness beyond description, this little tree (in cooperation with many honeybees) will take the summer sun's warm rays and make even more sweetness.

When winter's chilly fog descends upon the garden, the orange orbs will almost be ready to harvest. By January when warm sunny days seem far away, summer will drip down our chins in juicy sweetness as we bite into each slice.

Fun facts:

  • Did you know that clementines (aka "Cuties") and tangerines are types of mandarins? 
  • Our mandarin tree is a Kinnow which is the most widely planted mandarin in Pakistan.
  • The mandarin is known for its thin "peelable" skin that even a child can handle.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm so envious! I want a sweet smelling spring mandarin blossom tree or at least to be able to bury my nose in yours for a few minutes.

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