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first fruit

I’ve written about my Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’ before. It keeps surprising me with firsts.

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This time it’s the fruit. I should have photographed them when they were in the early stages, but there was probably no way to capture the luminous quality of the small green balls. They are now about the size of golf balls. Waiting for them to get all bumply was futile…that’s the Osage orange…duh. Oh well, this will do.

5 Responses to “first fruit”

  1. linda Says:

    I like that … is it as deadly spiky as it looks?I have two small dogs that run around my garden…ouch!

  2. Frances Says:

    Those thorny spikes remind me of Hallowe’en! I would pick some and spray paint them black for a scary tableau. :-)
    Frances

  3. Jane Says:

    Cool looking! When I first looked at them, I thought they were lemons and wondered where the rest of the tree was! But this plant is way more interesting than a citrus.

  4. ricki Says:

    Linda: Oh, yes! But dogs are fast learners, right?
    Frances: Whoa! What a neat idea.
    Jane: But not as useful in the kitchen.

  5. Grace Says:

    Hi Ricki~~ I had a Poncirus but gave it to my garden buddy Carol when it failed to bloom. No bloom, no fruit. Yours looks very healthy, a testament to your gardening prowess.

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