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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Florida Arbor Day Tree Planting

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On January 14th

• January 25 – 10:00 a.m.

      Join Edison Ford staff and volunteers in celebrating Florida Arbor Day as we plant a “Queen” orange tree in the Citrus Grove on the Ford estate. It is a seedling of unknown origin which was found in a grove near Bartow, Florida. Since it survived the freeze of 1894-95, it was propagated in 1900 under the name “King” which was later changed to “Queen”. The tree is much like pineapple, has fewer seeds, higher soluble solids; is high-yielding and somewhat more cold-tolerant.

Mr. Edison at one time had over 300 various citrus trees planted on his estate before 1928.

 

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