Wednesday, 30 April 2008

ABC Wednesday: Orange groves and olive fields

It's ABC WEDNESDAY today, and O is for orange, and it's also for olive.

The orange trees in this field are our very own! We have 500 orange trees spread across half a dozen fields in Fournes, Hania, Crete. The olive trees in the distance (with the black nets below them covering the ground) aren't in our field (but we have been known to make good use of them every now and then). The artichoke plant is in front of the cement fence we recently built to section off our property from a country path running through it.


  1. I am so glad you got the new camera. I hope you like it as much as I like mine. When it warms up maybe we can have a shoot out!

  2. I remember the orange and olive groves around Maleme. I understand they crop twice a year in Crete.

  3. Hi there, thanks for dropping by.

    Oranges and olives don't actually crop twice a year - only once. you might be referring to some other varieties, but the VALENCIA oranges crop in May-June, while OLIVES crop once, and the fruit is picked throughout the winter.

  4. We were probably misled - after all us guillable tourists will believe anything!

    It is good to be corrected.