The lemon tree in our “orchard” (consisting of this tree and a sapling orange tree) is showing signs of another bumper crop of lemons this fall. About six weeks ago, I posted about this tree after pruning it back. At that time, the lemons were only green bulges on the blossom stems, but today, they are inchlings getting fatter every day. Clickable image.
The tree next to the lemon tree is a small, but growing, navel orange tree, not yet three feet tall, but showing new growth this spring. We thought we had lost it in the winter frosts, but the little guy rebounded and is showing us its determination to become our second fruit-producing tree. It had no orange blossoms this spring, but we have hopes that it will next season.
The Better Half would like to plant an avocado tree in the orchard, but we have had little success in getting pits from store-bought avocados to grow much larger than a few inches. We will keep trying, bit I have a notion that we will wind up having the professional landscape guys put one in and hook up the irrigation for it.