Fun Fact Friday — This day in Arizona History…

5 Dec

This day in Arizona History — On December 5, 1923 – The first 200 cases of the new crop of grapefruit from Salt River Valley were sold in England.

In a related note, here is a postcard titled Picking Desert Grapefruit in an Arizona Grove.

PC98B1_492730

Arizona desert grapefruit has one of the longest harvesting seasons for any fruit. First shipments are made ordinarily early in November, and the season extends well into July. Two or three pickings are made on each grove during the season, and only the best fruit is taken at each picking. Photo shows prickers carefully selecting top-quality fruit at a desert Grapefruit Grove “In the Valley of the Sun,” Arizona. Photo Identifier – PC98B14_92730

Happy Friday Everyone!!

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