Friday, May 20, 2005

Orange Finally Official Florida State Fruit!

Governor Jeb Bush finally signed a law most will not dispute. The orange is now the official State Fruit of Florida.

Oranges used to be farmed commercially here in north central Florida. Devastating freezes during the past century have convinced growers that they'd better not stray too far north of say, Frostproof. Which, incidentally, isn't immune from frost. Follow the previous link to read about how the hamlet received its unusual name.

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