Israeli history photo of the week: Orange Season

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January 26, 2012 11:38
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Jewish farmer pruning an orange tree

Jewish farmer from Rishon Lezion pruning an orange tree 390. (photo credit: American Colony-Jerusalem-Photo Dept.)


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Despite the wintery weather, grocery shoppers in Europe and North America today will find fresh fruit and vegetables from Israel on their shelves. And not just the delicious tomatoes and cucumbers. Exotic Israeli agricultural products are also on sale, such as pitayas, a cactus fruit; lychees and kiwis; yellow cherry tomatoes; miniature water melons; purple potatoes; star-shaped zucchinis; blue bananas, and many more.

But the king of the exports is still the Jaffa orange, also known as the Shamouti orange.  The Jaffa orange today also has competition from oranges grown in places like Spain and Morocco.

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