Oranges

We’re still in Riverside, and plan to stick around until Friday.  This morning we went to find the Parent Navel Orange Tree.  Every navel orange grown in California is a descendant of this tree.  We found it on the corner of a busy intersection in Riverside.  The plaque thanks Mrs. Eliza Tibbets of Riverside for obtaining two young Washington navel orange trees, native to Brazil, in 1873, one of which is on this corner.
Parent Navel Orange Tree
At the entrance to the California Citrus State Historic Park is a replica of an old-fashioned roadside fruit stand.

Unfortunately for us the visitor center, museum & gift shop there were closed.  We parked and walked around a little anyway.  There is paved trail that shows off all the different varieties of oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc.
Kumquat
Fingered Citron Buddha’s Hand
Farm Equipment

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