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Yorgos

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Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« on: February 20, 2021, 05:57:01 PM »
Hiking around Brazos Bend State Park around Thanksgiving, I found this orange tree in the woods.  Fruit was very tasty. the size of a baseball, juicy and sweet.  I hope it survived the bitter cold we just went through.  Alligators were out in force as well.  This one was easily 8 feet long.




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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 06:58:51 PM »
If it survives the cold weather pleeease get some seeds from it :D
Hopefully the gators are ok too

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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 01:58:52 AM »
I, too, would love to buy seeds if it has survived.

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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 03:22:08 PM »
Put me on the seed waiting list as well, please.

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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 11:51:46 PM »
That’s a really good orange! Cuttings?
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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 03:57:52 PM »
I was just wondering can alligators survive freezing?

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Re: Wild orange in Texas (Brazos Bend)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 04:27:44 PM »
I was just wondering can alligators survive freezing?
Yes: these known the critters can survive freezing temps by "snorkeling" - where they stick their big snouts out of freezing water while submerged and shutdown their metabolism. Check out the awesome pics in the article below:

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/frozen-alligators-stick-noses-through-ice-to-survive-in-oklahoma

This has been witnessed in multiple states so I would both hope and assume the TX local gators have the same adaption.

 

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