|(Owari) Satsuma Mandarin|
First up are the mandarins. These have been successfully marketed recently by local Paramount Farms as Little Cuties. They sold the rights to that name to Sun World and now market the name Halos. Fine, I'll grow my own whenever I can. The seedless mandarin fruit is easy to peel and taste like winter time in Bakersfield. I have always enjoyed citrus. As a kid, my parents would take us to the citrus orchards for fruit tasting. Delicious.
In the garden is just one potted mandarin tree that is about 3 years old. There are over 4 dozen mandarins loaded on the skinny little branches. The fruit stays on the trees until it's needed which is a nice feature. The potted lemons are abundant too. Tomorrow night's dinner is fried Lemon Chicken! The oranges are about the size of grapefruit. Grapefruit is my absolute favorite. There are a load of grapefruits to enjoy for many breakfasts this winter. Limes are next on my list to bring into the garden once the threat of frost and freeze has past.