By now you all know my love for grapefruit and the three tree's that we have here in our yard, ok, not my yard my aunt and uncle's. Today I drank my 3rd to the last glass of grapefruit juice while here in Phoenix (for now) from the 3 grapefruit that I picked on 2 different tree's. The grapefruit are getting to be so juicy and sweet because it is nearing the end of the season.
|Can you tell I got another hair cut today?|
Did you know a big grapefruit tree is like an umbrella? We have 2 smaller tree's here and one huge one. I love to go underneath the huge one and pick my grapefruit with my grapefruit picker; yes there is such a thing as a grapefruit picker for the grapefruit that is too high to reach, even with it I can't reach the really high ones.
When I first got to AZ it made me sick to see any grapefruit wasted when they would fall to the ground, however I think I'm use to it, even though I still hate a wasted grapefruit. The scary thing is when I'm reading on the trampoline and I hear from the top of the tree a grapefruit falling through the leaves and then the boom onto the ground. I cover my head hoping it isn't headed toward me when I start to hear the leaves shuffle.
|This is got from the two grapefruit above. The one was huge.|
I will admit, I think I'm just about grapefruited out. But I'm sure if I'm to come back during the Winter I will be back to a glass of grapefruit juice with lots of ice every day!