Our little orange tree is loaded with golden oranges. Just what we need this time of year with cold, covid and snow. Vitamin C on a tree. Thank you little tree for doing your best to keep us well.
Orange Tree Calamondin Citrofortunella microcarpa
– excellent for preserves, jam and marmalade
– dried peel zest
– used to flavour foods and drinks
– fruit frozen whole and used as ice cubes in beverages
– juice makes a flavourful drink similar to lemonade,
– used to season fish, fowl, and pork and spritzed on fish prior
to cooking eliminates the fishy smell.
– juice taken orally as a cough medicine with green tea
and to make gelatine salads or desserts, custard pie or chiffon pie.
– liqueur can be made from the whole fruits with vodka and sugar.
– Kuah asang (“sour soup”) clear fish broth made with calamondin juice.
– medicinally rubbed on insect bites to relieve itching and reduce irritation
-a natural anti-inflammatory
– for constipation, the juice is warmed and diluted with water.
– bleaches freckles, aids with acne
– antidote for poison,
– combined with pepper to help expel phlegm.
– often used in skin and hair care products.
Tree Means: generosity.
We also have a lemon tree but it’s not as happy as the orange. Not sure why, you’d think they’d be good friends. 😉
We’ve had this little tree since 2009. We used to put it in the green house or outside each summer but it’s getting a little large to be moving it much. They are similar to a kumquat, peel is sour but inside is sweet. I eat the whole thing. They are delicious added for flavour to cobblers or cranberry sauce. Yes, I talk to my plants and they talk back to me. 😉
I had an orange tree once but it was given away when moving. I love the smell of the blossoms in particular. I did try to eat the oranges but I found them quite bitter. Are yours sweet? So good to know you talk to your trees and share the love – just as it shares with you!
There you go! A Blessed tree in your midst 🤗🍊🍊🍊