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:

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful view...

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EastCoastLife said...

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

CRIZ LAI said...

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

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Carver said...

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

Vita Stunder said...

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

Have a great weekend!
Anna

Liz said...

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

Annie said...

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!

jams o donnell said...

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

Bonggamom said...

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

Starnitesky said...

Great shot, I have not seen orange groves before.

Luke said...

Orange farming is an amazing operation!

Colin Campbell said...

We have a lot of oranges here in South Australia.

ancient one said...

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

syel said...

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!

Bengbeng said...

they would look gorgeous if heavy laden with oranges

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

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

Dennis Villegas said...

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

YTSL said...

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

stan said...

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

upto6only said...

love the view.

Happy weekend

luna miranda said...

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

Life Ramblings said...

that's extremely gorgeous.

Marites said...

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

Your EG Tour Guide said...

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

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

orange you glad you snapped that photo?
great photohunt~

sammawow said...

Terrific photo and a great take on the orange theme!

kaye said...

great shot. my photo hunt is here Thanks

Hildegarde said...

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

A. said...

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. :)

Alice Audrey said...

Orange trees are so short.

Mirage said...

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

Heidi said...

Love the unexpected orange!
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Mrs Mecomber said...

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

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

VioletSky said...

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!).

Ferdz said...

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

SnoopyTheGoon said...

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

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

the donG said...

there it goes again. you just perfectly framed it.

Pacey said...

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

Mike said...

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

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