Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ripe Fruit

It seems that it is impossible to buy ripe fruits any longer. A great boon for the growers ( green fruit has a longer shelf life and it is less susceptible to bruising).
This is particularly relevant to citrus fruits as they need to remain on the tree for an extended period of time in order to gain full flavor an juiciness. Here is one ripe red-orange from my garden today.  
There are deeper implications to this contemporary phenomenon, because here in Israel, unlike the past, it symbolizes the remoteness of many people from agricultural experiences, since anybody with such an experience is aware of the inferior oranges offered in the markets and like yours truly would refuse to buy them.