Friday, September 04, 2009

Photo Hunt #53: Orange


IMG_0488, originally uploaded by M'roy.

I was surprised to see orange groves on our way back from Sequioa-Kings Canyon NP one summer so I snapped while we were about to take the curve.

I surfed the net for some information about California's citrus industry, in particular orange industry for this theme. Here's what I found.

~ California's citrus industry ranks second to Florida.

~ Oranges, on average, accounted for 2/3 the state's citrus crop.

~ While California produces 24 percent of the nation’s oranges, its crop accounts for 80 percent of those going to the fresh-market (which means you're probably eating some California oranges right now).

~ Navel oranges comprise most of California’s orange crop. Navels accounted for about 75 percent over the past three seasons. Valencia oranges account for the remainder.

~ The value of production for California’s oranges averaged $578 million over the past three seasons, 98 percent of which came from fresh-market sales.

***All information were taken from USDA Economic Research Service study.

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40 comments:

  1. Beautiful view...

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  2. I can imagine how lovely the trees looked when they are laden with these oranges.

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  3. Hey! Those plants looked even more "organized" compared to tea plants. Beautiful shot! :)

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  4. That's a great shot and perfect for the theme. Interesting post too.

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  5. Beautiful shot and take of this theme! :)
    Yes! I play Photohunt too :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna

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  6. I'm just about to enjoy a navel orange, yum.

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  7. What a great photo. I've never seen orange groves before. Interesting info too.

    I like your new blog look too. Have a nice holiday weekend!

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  8. Excellent shot. I love the composition , it's excellent

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  9. Very interesting facts there! I like your take on the theme, no orange color in your photo but lots of orange!


    PS, I'm back on the hunt! http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2009/09/photohunt-orange.html

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  10. Great shot, I have not seen orange groves before.

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  11. Orange farming is an amazing operation!

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  12. We have a lot of oranges here in South Australia.

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  13. Orange trees ... I've never seen a real tree... just the fruit... Great for the theme!

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  14. i like the the composition of the photo. and i'm pretty sure it would look more bright and lovely during the harvesting season! informative post too!

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  15. they would look gorgeous if heavy laden with oranges

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  16. The lushness of the groves is a complete contrast to the barren landscape in the background!

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  17. Beautiful capture! The pattern of the orange trees is fascinating!

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  18. I wonder if we'll get to see any photos of Orange County, California, this Photo Hunt! As for your photo: love those curves. :)

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  19. I love driving past fields of well manicured fruit trees and vividly coloured flowering ones.

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  20. this is beautiful! i don't think i've ever seen an orange grove before. oh, that's what i missed when i was in Florida last month!:P

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  21. beautiful! they look so organized. my PH is up too.

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  22. I bet I ate a California orange last night. ;-)

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  23. orange you glad you snapped that photo?
    great photohunt~

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  24. Terrific photo and a great take on the orange theme!

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  25. Orange groves : that's an original approach of "orange".

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  26. The only oranges I've seen recently were growing in Versailles. I somehow imagine they aren't as tasty as the ones you show.

    Thanks for visiting. :)

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  27. I was looking literally for orange as color lol. Now thats more like it! Love the view!

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  28. Love the unexpected orange!
    If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

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  29. Oh wow, that is so neat!! And a great choice for today.

    Thanks for visiting my Orange Photo Hunt at New York Traveler.net

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  30. I like your take on this theme - and this is not at all what I imagined an orange grove to look like (so thanks for that!).

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  31. I love the layers and the patterns of this picture =D

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  32. Yes, California oranges are not bad at all. And thanks for sharing the research results.

    Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

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  33. there it goes again. you just perfectly framed it.

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  34. It's such a marvelous place and great to know more about the place. It's really beautiful...

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  35. Very nice!
    I was tempted to put a photo of my own orange tree.
    Thanks for your visit

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