Thursday, January 19, 2012

Los Naranjos......Orange Trees

Here at Cortijo Azahar,  the oranges begin to ripen in November and by now, mid January,  they are full of sweet juice and delicious to eat. The longer they stay on the trees, the sweeter they get.

Visitors staying here have fresh orange juice for breakfast all winter long.

 The tangerines also are fully ripe and although full of pips are just as sweet and delicious to eat.

                                                            Seville Orange Trees

The streets of Seville are lined with bitter orange trees, the fruits of which are harvested at the end of December and mostly exported to the UK to make the famous Seville Orange Marmelade.