The Forgotten Fruit

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orange The Forgotten FruitIcicles hang from an orange tree in Balm, Florida, on January 3

choke cherries The Forgotten Fruitit is difficult to convey, in two dimensions, how the ice enclosure acts like a lens, and appears to magnify the cherry within. i may take a few more snapshots later, seeing as how this ice isn’t going to melt anytime soon

Apples The Forgotten Fruitthis is like a beautiful sugar coated fruit!

berries The Forgotten FruitVery beautiful, too bad these ice storms create such problems.

Red berry The Forgotten FruitGreat photo. The ice is so clear it is almost hard to tell that the berries and twig are completely encased. Amazing.

Lemon The Forgotten FruitWell you have the ice and lemon, I will try to find some gin and tonic!


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6 Responses to “The Forgotten Fruit”

  1. Howard Augustine says:

    In the case of the Florida citrus fruit, the growers run sprinklers in the groves if the forecast is for temperatures to dip below freezing and stay there for more than 6 hours. It protects the citrus at one temperature, so that sub-zero (F) temps won’t utterly ruin the crops.

  2. Howard Augustine says:

    So, you see, it’s not forgotten at all, it is actually tended to with great care.

  3. nicktionary says:

    here’s an interesting fact: with grapes, this is done deliberately with Ice Wine, to make it sweeter. Below a certain temperature, grape plants will deposit almost all surplus energy as glucose or fructose into the grapes to hinder the formation of ice crystals inside the grapes, which causes damage and death.

    When picked in this state, the grapes keep their original flavour while becoming much sweeter and more alcoholic.

    i love science.

  4. Amoss says:

    here’s an interesting fact: with grapes, this is done deliberately with Ice Wine, to make it sweeter. Below a certain temperature, grape plants will deposit almost all surplus energy as glucose or fructose into the grapes to hinder the formation of ice crystals inside the grapes, which causes damage and death.

    When picked in this state, the grapes keep their original flavour while becoming much sweeter and more alcoholic.

    i love science….

  5. Chris Anton says:

    It protects the citrus at one temperature

  6. Lauren says:

    “This is so beautiful… notice how it makes the fruit (cherries especially) look even tastier? might save these pictures and look at them again on a hot day…
    XD

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