For my birthday last year, my brother gave me a blood orange tree. It was rather unexciting last year: no flowers, no fruit. This year though, I had these:
orange buds

that flowered into these wonderfully fragrant … well … flowers (duh):
orange flowers

that are turning into these:
baby oranges
… lots of little starts of oranges. I really hope it’ll bear fruit (no pun intended 😛 ). I called my “neighborhood nursery” and they informed me that it normally takes about 1-2 months from the time the tree flowers to when the fruit matures. Seeing as it’s already early August and the Pacific Northwest isn’t known for long, extended, warm summers, I’m hoping that my plan of eventually bringing the tree into the house will provide it with enough warmth and sunlight to mature the fruit.

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