Stages of Citrus Growth

Citrus goes from immature, to mature, to ripe, to overripe all on the tree. Once it’s removed from the tree, it will not ripen further. The stages of growth are:


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Did You Know?

The color of oranges can not be used as an indicator of ripeness because the rind will change colors before the fruit is ready. It must be tasted.