Tangerines on a tree in Hawaii

The truth is, I get to cheat on Bushboy’s Last on the Card photo challenge (more responses here). I generally see his post in the late afternoon here since he’s in Australia and many hours ahead of me in Hawaii. That was the case today and when I looked, I found that, for various reasons, I hadn’t taken any photos in more than a week.

So I poked my head outside and immediately thought of the tangerine trees in the yard. One is so heavily laden with fruit that a couple of branches are scraping the ground. Despite the trees looking to be in terrible condition, they fruit prolifically. An interesting fact is that the only flower I’ve ever seen on these trees was an orchid growing at the base of one of the branches. What’s that about?

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  2. bushboy

    That is truly amazing Graham. A wonderful old tree. Maybe you’ll have to pay more attention to the flowering and there must be bees buzzing. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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    1. Graham Post author

      That’s the thing, I don’t see flowers, I don’t see bees, and while I don’t spend hours staring at the trees, I check them out regularly. There are two trees, and currently the one in the photo is loaded while the other one has hardly any. It’s all a bit of a puzzle.

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        1. Graham Post author

          I should talk to someone locally about them and see what they say. This is the second heavy batch of fruit in the last six months. Perhaps they’re not actually tangerines, but some oddball lab-created citrus!

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