Recently while driving across Southern California, in the area east of Bakersfield, I had the opportunity to observe orange groves in various stages of development. A later consultation on Wikipedia helped me understand what I was seeing. I learned that commercially grown orange trees are propagated asexually by grafting a mature cultivar onto a suitable seedling rootstock.
www.FirstPlace4Health.com ) memory verse that says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23). Thanks to her PATIENCE, we can enjoy a delicious orange-colored FRUIT!
Today, canopy-shaking mechanical harvesters are used to harvest oranges, and usually pick the crop once they are pale orange.
Even though the oranges on this tree appear to be fully orange-colored, I did not get to witness any mechanical harvesting taking place.
However, I was content to just enjoy the spectacle of the colorful orchards, and suppressed my frugal-mindset-of-concern that the fruit might be going to waste! Seeing all these oranges along my driving route made me hungry for the taste of an orange, thankful for their beautiful deliciousness, and gave me "MILES OF SMILES"!! Tricia