Cit­rus sur­prise

Maryland Independent - - Front Page -

Mar­i­lyn and Buddy Plante of Wal­dorf look over the or­ange tree blos­som­ing with fruit in their back yard Nov. 23. Mar­i­lyn said she pur­chased the tree from Lowe’s over three years ago, find­ing the tree in the dis­counted gar­den sec­tion. She said she didn’t ini­tially ex­pect the tree to sur­vive in the South­ern Mary­land cli­mate. After pro­duc­ing only a cou­ple or­anges in its first three years, the tree bloomed with be­tween 30 and 40 or­anges this month. The Plantes picked the or­anges last week so they would not be killed by the frost. Right, or­anges hang from Wal­dorf res­i­dent Mar­i­lyn Plante’s or­ange tree, which she has nur­tured in her yard for more than three years.

STAFF PHO­TOS BY JAMIE ANFENSON-COMEAU

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