Satsuma Mandarins

December 07, 2014

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Photographer: Menashe Davidson
Summary AuthorMenashe Davidson

Packed orangesThe photo above shows satsuma mandarins in an orchard near Tira, Israel. Picked produce is shown in the bottom photo. Irrigation is essential for growing crops in arid regions such as the eastern Mediterranean. This orchard relies on drip irrigation methods to provide water to the trees. With drip irrigation very little water is lost through evaporation, meaning more water per gallon used reaches the root zone. The climate in Israel and throughout the Mediterranean Sea area favors the growing of crops that thrive in sunny conditions, including citrus and grapes. Among the reasons that satsuma mandarins are a favorite among growers are because they're cold-tolerant and early to mature. Consumers not only enjoy their flavor but like them because they're easy to peel and have no seeds. Photos taken in early September 2014.

Photo details: Top - Camera Maker: Apple; Camera Model: iPhone 5; Focal Length: 4.12mm (35mm equivalent: 56mm); Digital Zoom: 1.700x; Aperture: f/2.4; Exposure Time: 0.0066 s (1/152); ISO equiv: 50. Inset - same.