pics from in-laws

houstontexas123(z9a)November 22, 2012

went over to the in-laws after lunch (dim sum). picked a grapefruit off their tree. hint of sweetness, hint of bitterness, but mostly tangy.

6' tall wood fence. i estimate the tree to be about 14' tall.

another angle

papaya trees

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johnmerr(11)

Looks like a Texas Ruby Red... famous from the Rio Grande Valley... If you like grapefruit, get yourself an Oro Blanco, aka Sweetie... a cross of grapefruit with pomelo...
best in the world; but of no importance to me, as I don't like grapefruit.

Good luck on your papaya; if it is not one of the new hybrids, it will NEVER be as good as what you can get in Walmart or Costco.

IMHO..

John

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 8:58PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Wow, houston! I guess it true what they say that everything's bigger in Texas! That's a lovely grapefruit tree and the fruit is so pink! I have a papaya tree that is finally taking off. What variety are you papayas, my gosh they're so tall. Lovely!

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:56AM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

these are my in-law's trees.

the tall papaya on the left is supposed to be a Hawaiian variety (smaller fruit), and the mid and right trees are supposed to be a Mexican variety(larger fruit).

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 8:22PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

I have a Solo papaya (Hawaiian and smaller fruit) that is getting ready to bloom. So, my first papayas should be ready in a few months. Pretty excited about that!

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 11:48PM
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houstontexas123(z9a)

here's what i have atm.

one N33 navel.

a few Mexican variety papayas.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 1:41PM
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