We recently asked each of our Staff about their favourite fruit trees and Greg gave what I thought was a very interesting answer by saying:
"a tree ripened Navelina Orange picked in June. The juicy and sweet flesh is superb."
Just recently a TV show exposed that fruit found in Australian supermarkets at certain times of the year would sit in a warehouses for 8 months before being sold.
You can watch the video here but the gist of it is that the chemical called ethylene can be measured to find the real age of fruit. The show concentrated on how the nutrition of fruit reduced with age but I think they missed what I think to be the most important point and probably what you know because you are reading a blog about fruit trees.
The point is this: There is a something becoming about picking and eating a piece of fruit that you have grown yourself.