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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Poncirus trifoliata or Japanese bitter-orange

Sure enough when immigrating to another continent, you want to explore your new surroundings...
We usually did so on a Sunday, afternoons as we would drive around and look what all was growing in our area.
Here, Pieter is holding a little branch from a tree that we were puzzled by.
It turned out to be a Poncirus trifoliata or Japanese bitter-orange.
Mean thorns and tiny green fruits as it was May 24, 1984.
Many more things to be discovered...


24 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, I do not drive in Taiwan, but when I got here I was lucky to have friends with cars, so I was able to visit many interesting places not otherwise available, and some quite off the beaten path. I also walked a lot and tried to take a different route each time to see as much as possible (I still often do)--it is surprising how many interesting sights are tucked away on side streets.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Just like both of us not driving ourselves in Indonesia, at the time we worked and lived there. Indonesia, contrary to Taiwan is driving on the left, so that makes a huge difference as well.
      Sure glad you have friends that can take you for a ride!
      Hugs,
      Mariette
      Exploring ones new surroundings in a different continent remains always interesting.

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  2. Are the oranges edible? For making marmalade perhaps?

    God bless, Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      They are very sour for eating them fresh but due to their high pectin they can be used for different purposes, yes!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. That looks like a beautiful plant. Based on the name, it must be bitter.
    It's fun to explore and discover local plants, flowers, etc. :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      It was for us quite a unique discovery, never having seen one.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Exploring new surroundings is so much fun Mariette, are the little green fruits still developing I wonder? Happy weekend to you both ✨

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      No, they remain small in size but do color more yellowish.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. En Andalucía hay grandes huertas de naranjos para el consumo, en invierno es la fruta que más consumo por sus muchas vitaminas.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Supongo que es lo mismo que para nosotros conduciendo cuatro horas al sur en Florida. También tienen grandes huertos de naranjas. Me encanta comer mandarinas y las consumimos durante todo el año.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  6. Fantastic - So Looking Forward To It - Also, Love Those Braces - Travel On

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Yes, discovering Georgia for us was fun and it remains fun!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. The sharpness of this orange thorn is amazing. I always consider a better way to dispose its branches after trimming. Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Yes, they were pretty mean and are not meant to get them deep into your flesh.
      Sure knew you would recognize this...
      Hugs and happy weekend to you,
      Mariette

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  8. Dearest Mariette,
    I have never hears of bitter-orange. There is always something new to learn.
    Toes crossed that you and Pieter are continuing in good health.

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Yes, that was bitter orange and it is edible.
      We all learn till we die!
      Both of us are fine.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Ιn Greece , we have the bitter orange C. aurantium tree, which is a popular ornamental tree. The “nerántzi” as we call it, is one of the most prized fruits used for spoon sweets and marmalade when it matures and looks like an orange. But housewives also use to harvest the still small unripe green fruits and make them into spoon sweets. I understand the one Pieter holds is different and its fruits do not grow larger.
    How are you doing, dearest Mariette? Sorry I am not very active in blogging lately!
    Many hugs!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      This was only in May, so they might have grown still a bit and ripen also.
      Yes, I did read that it is used for many purposes, never fresh, but candied or even for making powder from its skin.
      Both of us are fine! Hope you and yours too.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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