Orange - Washington Navel

  • Root Stock: ?
    • Washington Navel (original)
      • Valentine Pumello #1 (6/23/18)
      • Valentine Pumello #2 (6/23/18)
      • Nagami Kumquat #1 (3/4/19)
      • Nagami Kumquat #2 (3/4/19)
      • Sanguinelli Blood (3/4/19)
      • Fukumoto Navel #1 (3/16/19) - 2'6" on a south branch but graft is facing west - (ALIVE at 1/13/20)
      • Fukumoto Navel #2 (3/16/19) - 4'6" south - (ALIVE at 1/13/20)
      • Midnight Valencia #1 (3/16/19) - 3' south - (at 1/15/20 unable to find)
      • Midnight Valencia #2 (3/16/19) - 5'6" west (horizontal) - (ALIVE at 1/13/20)
      • Trovita #1 (3/16/19) - 3' north - (ALIVE at 1/13/20)
      • Trovita #2 (3/16/19) - 5'6" north - (ALIVE at 1/13/20)
      • Olinda Valencia #1 (3/16/19) - northeast at 2'
      • Olinda Valencia #2 (3/16/19) - south at 2' - (ALIVE at 1/15/20)
      • Delta Valencia (3/16/19) - at 3' next to a Tahitian graft
      • Tahitian Pumello #1 (3/16/19) - at 5' northeast - horizontal
      • Tahitian Pumello #2 (3/16/19) - at 4' upright
      • Tahitian Pumello #3 (3/16/19) - at 3' west facing - next to Delta

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensis "Washington Navel"

Planted on 2012-09-25 (8 years ago)

This was purchased for: $24.90

2012-09-25 (8 years ago)

This is the first tree that I planted in my orchard.

Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 2' 0"
...and then after 8 months
2013-06-07 (7 years ago)

About half to one cup of Vigoro Citrus and Avocado Fertilizer spread evenly around base of tree followed by a watering.

...and then after 2 months
2013-08-04 (7 years ago)

Looking chlorotic. I think that I've been over-watering it.

...and then after 10 months
2014-06-06 (6 years ago)

Pic

...and then after 8 months
2015-01-24 (6 years ago)

Early year photo.

...and then after 9 days
2015-02-02 (6 years ago)

Facing north.

...and then after 24 days
2015-02-26 (5 years ago)

About to flower.

Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after 2 days
2015-02-28 (5 years ago)

Fertilized all fruit trees with citrus/avocado fertilizer.

This note applies to a total of 42 plants.
...and then after 2 months
2015-05-05 (5 years ago)

Counted 5 oranges on Navel about size of large marbles - doing well

...and then after 2 months
2015-06-26 (5 years ago)

Discovered that the leaf deformation on the citrus is a leaf miner. Sprayed with Spinosad solution.

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after 10 days
2015-07-06 (5 years ago)

Sprayed all citrus and 3in1 Pluot heavily with Spinosad.

This note applies to a total of 7 plants.
...and then after 19 days
2015-07-25 (5 years ago)

Sprayed 4 N orchard citrus with Spinosad/Foliar feeder combo.

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after 16 days
2015-08-10 (5 years ago)

Incredible growth this summer.

...and then after 14 days
2015-08-24 (5 years ago)

Dug up Ruellia roots next to Washington navel orange. All should be gone from there now.

...and then after 24 days
2015-09-17 (5 years ago)

Sprayed Spinosad on citrus trees

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after 25 days
2015-10-12 (5 years ago)

Sprayed 4 citrus in front yard with Spinosad.

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after 10 days
  • The height has changed by 4' 3" over the last 1122 days.
2015-10-22 (5 years ago)

Measure stick lying on ground is 8 feet long.

Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 6' 3"
...and then after 10 days
2015-11-01 (5 years ago)

Sprayed 5 citrus trees at front (Navel, Moro, Cara Cara, Kishu, Bearss) with Spinosad.

This note applies to a total of 5 plants.
...and then after a day
2015-11-02 (5 years ago)

Picked first Washington Navel orange. Tasted very good. Anticipate that next 10 will be even better if left longer.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest Start: ✔
...and then after 5 days
2015-11-07 (5 years ago)

Washington Navel: Picked 2nd orange. This time from west side of tree. Slightly desiccated. Not as sweet as the last one.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 8 days
2015-11-15 (5 years ago)

Picked 3rd Washington Navel orange. Not as desiccated as 2nd. Not as juicy as 1st. Sweet. North facing.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 3 days
2015-11-18 (5 years ago)

Picked 4th Washington Navel orange. From E side. Tasted good. Not desiccated but also not super juicy.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 3 days
2015-11-21 (5 years ago)

2 gallons of Spinosad on 7 citrus trees

This note applies to a total of 7 plants.
...and then after a day
2015-11-22 (5 years ago)

Picked 5th Washington Navel orange. Slight lemon flavor. Average sweetness. Skin about half orange/green.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 7 days
2015-11-29 (5 years ago)

Picked 6th Washington Navel orange. Skin almost completely orange. Sweet and juicy.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 6 days
2015-12-05 (5 years ago)

Picked 7th and 8th Washington Navel orange. One slightly desiccated and lemony. Other average sweet and juicy.

Removed water donut and put a soaker hose around the drip line.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2015-12-06 (5 years ago)

Picked 9th Washington Navel. Average sweetness.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 5 days
2015-12-11 (5 years ago)

Picked 10th and last Washington Navel. Average sweetness, slightly desiccated.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 6 days
2015-12-17 (5 years ago)

Found 11th Washington Navel orange and picked it. Ate it next day. Sweet and juicy. Total fruit for the year 11.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest End: ✔
...and then after 15 days
  • The height has changed by 9" over the last 71 days.
2016-01-01 (5 years ago)

Annual height audit.

Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 7' 0"
...and then after 15 days
2016-01-16 (5 years ago)

Applied 4 gallons of Neem Oil to a bunch of trees.

This note applies to a total of 46 plants.
...and then after a month
2016-02-13 (5 years ago)

Washington Navel new growth, flowers about to open.

...and then after 2 days
2016-02-15 (4 years ago)
Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after 15 days
2016-03-01 (4 years ago)

Jobe's All Purpose Fertilizer on all trees in N and NE orchard and then watered them with spray hose.

This note applies to a total of 21 plants.
...and then after 5 days
2016-03-06 (4 years ago)

The flowers smell amazing.

...and then after 17 days
2016-03-23 (4 years ago)

Trimmed bottom of Kishu and Washington Navel trees.

This note applies to a total of 2 plants.
...and then after a day
2016-03-24 (4 years ago)

Fruit is starting to form.

Metrics:
  • Last Blossom: ✔
...and then after 6 days
2016-03-30 (4 years ago)

Mixed 4 Tablespoons of Spinosad and 5 Tablespoons of All Seasons Horticultural Spray Oil in one gallon of water and sprayed it on Kishu, Moro, Bearss, Washington, Cara Cara, Limetta, Arctic Star.

This note applies to a total of 7 plants.
...and then after 24 days
2016-04-23 (4 years ago)

Spinosad on all citrus and sweet treat pluerry. 1.5 gallons total.

This note applies to a total of 5 plants.
...and then after 22 days
2016-05-15 (4 years ago)

Spinosad on most of the citrus. On Sour Orange only sprayed it on the Limetta scion.

This note applies to a total of 6 plants.
2016-05-15 (4 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Girth (inches only): 7.5"
...and then after 3 days
2016-05-18 (4 years ago)

Fruit forming on Navel.

...and then after 15 days
2016-06-02 (4 years ago)

Neighbor gave me some miracle gro garden soil so spread this around Navel, Moro and Kishu.

This note applies to a total of 3 plants.
...and then after 4 days
2016-06-06 (4 years ago)

Spinosad on all the citrus and a tiny bit on the sweet treat pluerry.

This note applies to a total of 6 plants.
...and then after 3 months
  • The height has changed by over the last 239 days.
2016-08-27 (4 years ago)

Height check.

Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 7' 0"
...and then after 22 days
2016-09-18 (4 years ago)

Some orange color coming in on one of the pieces of fruit.

...and then after a month
2016-10-20 (4 years ago)

Oranges are starting to get an orange tint. One of them was resting on the mulch, the other looks like it might have insect damage. Very disappointed with the tree this year. Only 6 pieces of fruit. Last year there were 12.

...and then after 16 days
2016-11-05 (4 years ago)

Starting to get a shade of orange on them. The one in the middle is resting in the mulch.

...and then after a day
2016-11-06 (4 years ago)

I just noticed from my notes on this tree from a year ago that I'd already started eating the fruit even though it was still green so I just picked the orange that was in the mulch. It was perfectly delicious and juicy. The discoloration on the skin made absolutely no difference to the taste and texture of the flesh of the fruit.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest Start: ✔
...and then after 5 days
2016-11-11 (4 years ago)

Orange #2 from the tree today. Just as sweet and juicy as the first one.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2016-11-12 (4 years ago)

Picked 2 more oranges today. The one in this photo and the previous oranges were all picked from the north side of the tree and were sweet and juicy. One of the ones from today was from the south side and it was a bit desiccated which is probably from its extra exposure to the sun.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 5 days
2016-11-17 (4 years ago)

Another orange picked. Shared with the family. From the south side and was still juicy and tasty. Two left on tree.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 6 days
2016-11-23 (4 years ago)

Penultimate orange picked today from north side. Delicious and juicy.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 3 days
  • The height has changed by 1' 3" over the last 91 days.
  • The girth has changed by 1.2" over the last 195 days.
2016-11-26 (4 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 8' 3"
  • Girth (inches only): 8.8"
...and then after a day
2016-11-27 (4 years ago)

Picked last orange. Tasty and sweet. Slightly desiccated. From south side of tree.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest End: ✔
...and then after 11 days
2016-12-08 (4 years ago)

1 hour of water manually

...and then after 10 days
2016-12-18 (4 years ago)

Changed irrigation ring around tree to quarter inch poly-tubing with 0.5 GPH emitters every 12 inches. In total 26 emitters now circle this tree for a total output of 13 GPH.

...and then after 8 days
2016-12-26 (4 years ago)

The white is frost on the mulch this morning.

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after 13 days
2017-01-08 (4 years ago)

Gave a number of trees a good soaking with Neem Oil. Mixed at 2 fl oz per gallon of water.

This note applies to a total of 33 plants.
2017-01-08 (4 years ago)

Manual water with hose pipe.

This note applies to a total of 4 plants.
...and then after a month
2017-02-03 (4 years ago)

Sprayed with Spinosad solution. 2 Fl / gallon concentration. Made a total of 2 gallons for the trees in this note.

This note applies to a total of 8 plants.
...and then after 2 days
2017-02-05 (4 years ago)

Trimmed off some dead branches from the inside of the tree. Gave half an hour of manual hose water on full.

...and then after 16 days
2017-02-21 (3 years ago)

Sprayed with Spinosad.

This note applies to a total of 9 plants.
...and then after 4 days
  • The height has changed by 5" over the last 91 days.
  • The girth has changed by over the last 91 days.
2017-02-25 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 8' 8"
  • Girth (inches only): 8.8"
...and then after 7 days
2017-03-04 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after 7 days
2017-03-11 (3 years ago)

Some fungus growing under the tree and the first fruit forming.

...and then after 15 days
2017-03-26 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Last Blossom: ✔
...and then after 7 days
2017-04-02 (3 years ago)

Sprayed with Spinosad.

This note applies to a total of 10 plants.
...and then after 18 days
2017-04-20 (3 years ago)

Some of the oranges growing on the tree (on the south side) are now the size of large grapes (first image). The second images shows a grape from the north side of the tree. These are generally around half the size of a grape.

...and then after a month
2017-05-17 (3 years ago)

Some June Drop fruit.

...and then after 15 days
2017-06-01 (3 years ago)

I haven't tried to count the oranges yet this year but from the odd observation of what I've seen around the tree this might be a year where I get 20+. Still not as many as I'd be hoping for at this age of the tree but if I get that many it will be the most I've ever got so I'll be happy with that.

...and then after 11 days
2017-06-12 (3 years ago)

A quick count of fruit shows at least 25 on the tree.

...and then after a month
2017-07-16 (3 years ago)

Seems to be struggling. I haven't seen the tree have heat shock like this before. Might just be the extreme temperatures or lack of water. Ran the hose for one hour at quarter volume to try and give it a soak.

...and then after a day
2017-07-17 (3 years ago)

The sun facing parts of the fruit are starting to turn orange.

...and then after 12 days
2017-07-29 (3 years ago)

Always interesting how sun influences that color change in oranges. Because of the intensity of the local sun this part of the orange has prematurely started to change color.

...and then after a month
2017-08-27 (3 years ago)

This is really weird. After starting to turn orange recently this fruit is now changing back to green. Look at the note above to compare the color to last month.

...and then after 2 months
2017-10-14 (3 years ago)

A quick walk around the tree counting the oranges reveals that there are at least 31 that I can see so probably a few more hidden. This is the most I've ever seen on the tree.

...and then after a month
2017-11-09 (3 years ago)

Found this on the ground with an insect hole in it which turned out to be superficial and the rest of the orange, the first of the season, turned out to be delicious.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest Start: ✔
...and then after 2 days
2017-11-11 (3 years ago)

Ate two off tree. Juicy and sweet.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-11-12 (3 years ago)

One of the consumers of yesterday's oranges said that she thought that the orange was a bit desiccated so today I'm running the hose at quarter open for an hour at the base of the tree.

Also picked another orange and ate the whole thing myself. I loved it. No dryness. Sweet. Seedless. Delicious.

One thing I noticed compare to the store bought ones was the color. On the outside all of mine still have some green on them. On the inside the flesh appears to be paler than the store bought ones.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-11-13 (3 years ago)

In spite of how green some of these are on the outside they are still sweet and juicy on the inside.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-11-14 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2017-11-16 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2017-11-18 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 4 days
2017-11-22 (3 years ago)

Just ate an orange from this tree. This has to be the best navel orange I have ever tasted. I don't know if this is psychosomatic inasmuch as this is the first fruit tree that I planted in this yard and my emotional attachment to it or if it really is as good as I am imagining it. I'm going to buy some Washington Navel oranges from a store and do some blind taste testing to see what's going on here.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2017-11-24 (3 years ago)

One of the two picked today was insect damage beyond eating.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-11-25 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-11-26 (3 years ago)

Side-by-side comparison of a store bought navel orange with a homegrown one. Today I bought a box of Sunkist Navel Oranges from Costco so that I could compare what they look and taste like compared to my homegrown crop.

The images in order:

  1. The one the left is the commercially grown navel, the one of the right is from my tree. This is for flesh color comparison. As far as color goes I would say the commercial one is the winner.
  2. Again on the left is commercial and on the right mine. This is for size and skin color comparison and the sizes are generally the same. The skin color on the commercial looks better.
  3. The marketing label on the Costco box.
  4. How the commercial oranges are prepared for transit.
  5. This is the box of oranges from Costco. The range of sizes closely matches what I have on my tree.

The ultimate question though is which one tastes better? My wife and I and our two kids did a side-by-side taste test and it was unanimous. The homegrown tasted much better. Not just a little bit better but MUCH better. Both were equally juicy. The store bought one had some astringency and sourness to it. Off the tree was perfectly sweet. The homegrown one also tasted more "orangey" if that's even a thing...

We cut open about six oranges from the box to make sure that it wasn't just a single bad one and they all tasted the same. We only cut one from the tree. It tasted the same as all the others we've been eating for the last few weeks.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after a day
2017-11-27 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-11-28 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-11-29 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-11-30 (3 years ago)

Some of the oranges (from today) are suddenly turning very orange very quickly.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 5
...and then after 4 days
2017-12-04 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-12-05 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2017-12-06 (3 years ago)

Still around 12 left on the tree. I'm happy with the haul this year. Also the quality has been excellent compared to previous years when some of them were dry. All this year's have been juicy. The tree is getting a lot more water than usual because I've been cleaning out the compost bowl and other things at the base of this tree so all that extra water that would have gone down the drain is now going into the soil around the base of this tree.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-12-07 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2017-12-08 (3 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 4
...and then after a day
2017-12-09 (3 years ago)

The prized orange at the top of the tree had bugs in it. The other 6 picked today were good.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 7
...and then after a day
2017-12-10 (3 years ago)

Picked the last six oranges off the tree today. In the second image, the one at the top right (which is also the cross section in the first image) is the largest navel that I have ever seen. I was not expecting the quality to be that good but it was delicious. All the oranges this season have been juicy and sweet. What an awesome harvest. I think that there were around fifty oranges this year. That certainly beats the six oranges we got last year.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 6
  • Harvest End: ✔
...and then after 3 months
2018-03-09 (2 years ago)

First blossom.

Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after 2 months
  • The height has changed by over the last 429 days.
  • The girth has changed by 0.9" over the last 429 days.
2018-04-30 (2 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 8' 8"
  • Girth (inches only): 9.6"
...and then after 10 days
2018-05-10 (2 years ago)

Almost the size of a ping pong ball. Seems to be a fair number on the tree.

...and then after a month
2018-06-23 (2 years ago)

Grafted two Valentine Pumello scions onto the west side (and inside for shade protection) to this tree. Neither graft felt good because the host was about twice the width of the scion and I really couldn't line up the cambium layers so I don't think it's going to work. I should have done a Z graft but haven't tried that before and it was baking hot outside and so I used the V graft on the grafting tool.

The scions came from my Valentine Pumello tree that I trimmed back so that I could add shade protection to it.

Update on 1/13/20: While doing an inventory of grafts discovered Valentine #2 graft and confirmed that it had not taken and removed this from tree.

...and then after 6 days
2018-06-29 (2 years ago)

Sprayed with a mixture. Mostly to combat leaf-hoppers that had returned to one of the grapevines:

This note applies to a total of 15 plants.
...and then after a month
2018-08-05 (2 years ago)

Graft check: Neither of the Valentine Pumello grafts have taken yet. Both are still looking green. Rubber band and parafilm have started breaking away from one of them.

...and then after a month
2018-09-12 (2 years ago)

Declared the two Valentine Pumello grafts on this tree as unsuccessful today. It's been 81 days since they were grafted and no buds coming out of them.

...and then after 2 months
2018-10-29 (2 years ago)

Found this orange that had fallen off the tree. Had no idea there was such a ripe orange on there - hadn't noticed it. A bird had pecked a hole in it. Didn't taste very nice. Very bland and somewhat overripe. It has all the color though.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest Start: ✔
...and then after 10 days
2018-11-08 (2 years ago)

Found on the ground under the tree. Taste better than average. Sweet and juicy. Surprisingly had a few seeds.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 10 days
2018-11-18 (2 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2018-11-19 (2 years ago)

Picked 2. Both tasty and juice in spite of one of them having a large bird hole in it.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 2 days
2018-11-21 (2 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 3 days
2018-11-24 (2 years ago)

To Lauren - waiting for feedback...

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2018-11-25 (2 years ago)

Picked 3. Juiced 2. Ate 1.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after 2 days
2018-11-27 (2 years ago)

Found and ate largest navel I've ever seen on this tree. Caught it just in time as it was starting to get desiccated.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2018-11-29 (2 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2018-11-30 (2 years ago)

Juicy.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 2 days
2018-12-02 (2 years ago)

Picked seven for juicing this morning. All good quality, taste and size.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 8
...and then after 3 days
2018-12-05 (2 years ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 10 days
2018-12-15 (2 years ago)

Picked the last of the oranges today from this tree today. One had a bird hole in it. That one towards the top left of the image is about the size of an average grapefruit. A total of 33 oranges this year.

Harvest counts from the last 4 years. Interesting that the tree is seeing an alternate smaller harvest.

  • 2015: 11
  • 2016: 7 (36% less than previous year)
  • 2017: 49
  • 2018: 33 (33% less than previous year)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 9
  • Harvest End: ✔
...and then after 3 months
2019-03-04 (a year ago)

Grafted onto this tree today.

  • Nagami Kumquat x2
    • Both Nagami Kumquats grafted onto upright shoots coming out of a branch around 48 inches from the ground and growing in a north-east direction. The outer graft was a cleft graft with the U blade on the grafting tool. The inner graft was my first attempt at a Z-graft and I don't think I did a great job of it.
  • Sanguinelli Blood orange
    • Single scion grafted onto an upright shoot from a south facing branch around 44 inches above the ground. My second Z-graft. Much happier with this one as both scion and host were thicker and easier to work with.

Images

  • The Z-graft for the Nagami. With hindsight I can see why this might not work.
  • The two Nagami grafts. On the left (inside) is the Z-graft and other is the U graft.
  • The wrapped up Z-grafted Sanguinelli.
...and then after 8 days
2019-03-12 (a year ago)

Spread 50 lbs of Arizona's Best Soil Sulfur at the bases of these trees.

This note applies to a total of 52 plants.
...and then after 3 days
2019-03-15 (a year ago)

First blossom.

Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after a day
2019-03-16 (a year ago)

Grafted by John today:

  • Fukumoto Navel #1 - 2'6" on a south branch but graft is facing west
  • Fukumoto Navel #2 - 4'6" south
  • Midnight Valencia #1 - 3' south
  • Midnight Valencia #2 - 5'6" west (horizontal)
  • Trovita #1 - 3' north
  • Trovita #2 - 5'6" north
  • Olinda Valencia #1 - northeast at 2'
  • Olinda Valencia #2 - south at 2'
  • Delta Valencia - at 3' next to a Tahitian graft
  • Tahitian Pumello #1 - at 5' northeast - horizontal
  • Tahitian Pumello #2 - at 4' upright
  • Tahitian Pumello #3 - at 3' west facing - next to Delta
...and then after 3 days
2019-03-19 (a year ago)

Mixed one pint of Yellow Jacket Flowable Sulfur with around 5 gallons of water and distributed among the trees tagged on this note. The trees in the east orchard got this via the Venturi injector and the others as part of my cleaning out the buckets I was working with.

This note applies to a total of 33 plants.
...and then after 14 days
  • The height has changed by 1" over the last 337 days.
  • The girth has changed by 1" over the last 337 days.
2019-04-02 (a year ago)
Metrics:
  • Height (inches only): 8' 9"
  • Girth (inches only): 10.6"
...and then after 4 days
2019-04-06 (a year ago)

Fukumoto graft #2 is budding.

...and then after 6 days
2019-04-12 (a year ago)

The Tahitian Pummelo Graft #2 has taken.

...and then after 2 days
2019-04-14 (a year ago)

The Tahitian Pummelo Graft #1 has taken.

...and then after 7 days
2019-04-21 (a year ago)

Some more of John's grafts have taken. Today I see bud growth on:

  • Fukumoto Navel #1
  • Midnight Valencia #1
  • Trovita #1
  • Trovita #2
  • Olinda Valencia #2
  • Tahitian Pumello #3
...and then after 12 days
2019-05-03 (a year ago)

Found 3 more grafts budding today

  • Midnight Valencia #2
  • Olinda Valencia #1
  • Sanguinelli
...and then after 6 months
2019-10-24 (10 months ago)

Found a brightly colored fruit that had fallen off the tree. Small worm hole in it that was easily cut out. Fruit is juicy, sweet and tasty. This is really early for this fruit if memory serves.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
  • Harvest Start: ✔
...and then after 3 days
2019-10-27 (10 months ago)

Found these 4 on the ground under the tree this morning.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 4
...and then after 19 days
2019-11-15 (9 months ago)

Although some of them look pretty green they were all ripe and tasty.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 4
...and then after 12 days
2019-11-27 (9 months ago)

A perfect commercial grade color and shape navel under the tree.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 3 days
2019-11-30 (8 months ago)
...and then after a day
2019-12-01 (8 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 12 days
2019-12-13 (8 months ago)

10 picked for juice tomorrow.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 10
...and then after 2 days
2019-12-15 (8 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 4
...and then after 7 days
2019-12-22 (8 months ago)

Picked 15 navel oranges today and used for juice.

What was exciting though was to discover a Tahitian Pumello about twice the size as any orange on the tree from one of the grafts from 16-March this year - just nine months ago.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 15
...and then after 6 days
2019-12-28 (8 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 11
...and then after 3 days
2019-12-31 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after 9 days
2020-01-09 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 6
...and then after 2 days
2020-01-11 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 8
...and then after a day
2020-01-12 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after 2 days
2020-01-14 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after a day
2020-01-15 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-01-16 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 4 days
2020-01-20 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2020-01-21 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after a day
2020-01-22 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-01-23 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2020-01-25 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 6
...and then after a day
2020-01-26 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-01-27 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-01-28 (7 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-01-29 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 7
...and then after a day
2020-01-30 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 2 days
2020-02-01 (6 months ago)

Harvesting is almost over. Not many left.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 6
...and then after 5 days
2020-02-06 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 3
...and then after 2 days
2020-02-08 (6 months ago)

Harvested first Tahitian Pumello today from one of the grafts that John did 11 months ago on 3/16/19.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after a day
2020-02-09 (6 months ago)

The two Tahitian Pumellos that I harvested from the Washington Navel and Moro Blood yesterday. Both delicious. Both almost identical.

The one on the left is from the Moro and the one on the right from the Navel.

...and then after 4 days
2020-02-13 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 5
...and then after 6 days
2020-02-19 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 7
...and then after 5 days
2020-02-24 (6 months ago)

Picked 5 Navels. The one in these images might be the largest I've ever seen.

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 5
...and then after a day
2020-02-25 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 2
...and then after 3 days
2020-02-28 (6 months ago)
Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 1
...and then after 6 days
2020-03-05 (5 months ago)

The end of harvest

Metrics:
  • Harvest Count: 13
  • Harvest Weight (lbs only): 7 lbs 9.6 oz
  • Harvest End: ✔
  • Average Weight: 9.4 oz
...and then after 4 days
2020-03-09 (5 months ago)
Metrics:
  • First Blossom: ✔
...and then after a day
2020-03-10 (5 months ago)

Spread 320 pounds of Arizona's Best Ammonium Sulfate around yard. Includes all trees tagged on this note which is about 95% of the trees in the orchard.

This note applies to a total of 106 plants.
...and then after a month
2020-04-19 (4 months ago)

Sprayed with Southern Ag Chelated Liquid Iron diluted at the recommended rate of 1 tablespoon with 1 gallon of water.

This note applies to a total of 39 plants.
...and then after 3 months
2020-07-10 (a month ago)

A split fruit. I wonder if this is getting enough water.

Harvest Summary

StartEndDaysCountWeightAvg WeightEst. Total Weight
2015-11-022015-12-174611
2016-11-062016-11-27227
2017-11-092017-12-103249
2018-10-292018-12-154833
2019-10-242020-03-051341427 lbs 9.6 oz9.4 oz83 lbs 0.2 oz