We have three fruit trees in our backyard. I should mention that we are renting a home and so the trees came with the house– if it were up to me, they would have died from lack of watering. I have been extremely apprehensive about eating the fruit off of these trees. I told Andy to go first, but he hasn’t yet.
The top one is the lemon/ lime tree. We aren’t sure as to what type of fruit it has been growing since the green appears to be more of a light yellow. The taste test did not help out — they are somewhere in between. We call them the limons.
The bottom left tree is a grapefruit tree, I think. It looks like it is diseased (can you see the leaves turning colors- certainly the leaves should be green and surely not a mystical yellowish/tannish/brownish). Finally, there is the orange tree. Typically, the neighbor’s cat, the mischievous little backyard gopher or the skunk in hiding seems to be beneath the oranges (the leaves are always shaking). I am just so squirmy (er, girlie) and don’t want to throw myself into the bush (even though I am sporting three large bruises on my arm for becoming an "elevator martyr" last weekend at the mall… another story for another time) to basket the fruit to eat.
What it comes down to is this: I just don’t trust the fruit. The branches are beginning to hang
low to the ground due to the heaviness of the fruit. I refuse to pick
the fruit since I am so leary of eating it. I haven’t talked myself into
the safety of plucking, peeling and eating home grown fruit yet without being diseased, sprayed or bitten myself.