Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Fig 01- A ripe Satsuma orange


We have just one tree of Satsuma orange, harvest time was between October to November each year.


Due to uncertain weather, the harvest quite late and bad compared to previous years.


However, in many places, Satsuma seasons are between October to early December, and we may see plenty of them sold in the groceries around December.


Farmers sold their Satsuma oranges between December to January both in the farmer markets, and occasionally in the farm.


Prices are varies between groceries and farmer markets:

- about US$ 2 per pound (½ kg) in groceries

- we saw US$ 1 per pound in some farmer markets

- less than USS 1 per pound in the farm.


Fig 02- Some fruits hang on the branches.


Our Satsuma tree produced less and less fruit since few years ago. The main concern is diseases. We called as a “white spot” diseases.


Fig 03- Two fruits of Satsuma


Several other “well known” diseases may infect Satsuma orange trees are:

1) Bacterial diseases

- one kind of bacteria may cause leaves to curl, dry up and then drop. This bacteria infects tree in the winter and spring seasons.


2) Mandarin Rind Disorder

- I saw brown and sunken areas on the fruit skin, look like fungi diseases. Yes, it occurs during heavy rain time of Fall season.


3) Botrytis Diseases

- This is fungi diseases. I always see white or gray spores on the leaves. They appeared when tree is bearing “baby” fruits, before rain seasons (before Autumn).


Finally, have you tasted Satsuma orange?

17 comments:

  1. They look so yummy! I don't think I have ever had one. Unfortunately, our weather is too cold here in PA. But as my little Granddaughter told me tonight - it is good we have snow so Santa can use his sleigh!!I hope you and yours have a Blessed Merry Christmas!

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  2. an interesting variety of oranges ... thanks for your sharing 😊

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      Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7
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      Fig 01- A ripe Satsuma orange

      We have just one tree of Satsuma orange, harvest time was between October to November each year.

      Due to uncertain weather, the harvest quite late and bad compared to previous years.

      However, in many places, Satsuma seasons are between October to early December, and we may see plenty of them sold in the groceries around December.

      Farmers sold their Satsuma oranges between December to January both in the farmer markets, and occasionally in the farm.

      Prices are varies between groceries and farmer markets:
      - about US$ 2 per pound (½ kg) in groceries
      - we saw US$ 1 per pound in some farmer markets
      - less than USS 1 per pound in the farm.

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  3. The orange looks familiar so I think I have had one. Going back into the late 19th Century, oranges were Christmas treats in Appalachia!

    https://fromarockyhillside.com

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  4. Oranges are so yummy especially when squeezed into a juice.
    Happy Holidays! See you in 2021!

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      Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7
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      Fig 02- Some fruits hang on the branches.

      Our Satsuma tree produced less and less fruit since few years ago. The main concern is diseases. We called as a “white spot” diseases.

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  5. Wonderful post! I might have thought they were tangerines..though.

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  6. Oh wow I would like to try a Satsuma Orange
    Happy Holidays ✨
    xx

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      Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7
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      Fig 03- Two fruits of Satsuma

      Several other “well known” diseases may infect Satsuma orange trees are:

      1) Bacterial diseases
      - one kind of bacteria may cause leaves to curl, dry up and then drop. This bacteria infects tree in the winter and spring seasons.

      2) Mandarin Rind Disorder
      - I saw brown and sunken areas on the fruit skin, look like fungi diseases. Yes, it occurs during heavy rain time of Fall season.

      3) Botrytis Diseases
      - This is fungi diseases. I always see white or gray spores on the leaves. They appeared when tree is bearing “baby” fruits, before rain seasons (before Autumn).

      Finally, have you tasted Satsuma orange?

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  7. Oh yes Green Cuisine is a really nice brand from Iglo =) I love Lasagne too.

    Interesting post. I love satsumas a lot <3
    Merry christmas <3

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  8. que interesante, aquí no tenemos satsumas. 🎄🎄🎄 FELICES FIESTAS 🎄🎄🎄

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      Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7
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      Fig 01- A ripe Satsuma orange

      We have just one tree of Satsuma orange, harvest time was between October to November each year.

      Due to uncertain weather, the harvest quite late and bad compared to previous years.

      However, in many places, Satsuma seasons are between October to early December, and we may see plenty of them sold in the groceries around December.

      Farmers sold their Satsuma oranges between December to January both in the farmer markets, and occasionally in the farm.

      Prices are varies between groceries and farmer markets:
      - about US$ 2 per pound (½ kg) in groceries
      - we saw US$ 1 per pound in some farmer markets
      - less than USS 1 per pound in the farm.

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  9. I have never tried it, but I'd like to.

    Best regards

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  10. Oranges are very good. According to the picture, I thought they were tangerines ...

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      Late Harvest of Satsuma Orange in the Yard - Food Variety 7
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      Fig 02- Some fruits hang on the branches.

      Our Satsuma tree produced less and less fruit since few years ago. The main concern is diseases. We called as a “white spot” diseases.

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