I was doing some quiet times outside the church the other day while waiting for the Pastor.
Next to the church lives a nice Methodist who worships in Mei Ang Tang.
I was observing his "pomelo" tree. I saw small flowers and lots of fruits growing at different stages.
So I thought that God really makes a lot of flowers for the tree. But not all the flowers grow into fruits. Some bunches have only two while some have five fruits!!
Many of the branches have only one fruit at the end. So many flowers have been wasted!!
In fact I found a few fruits rotting away under the tree. How sad to see such wastage of God's creation and providence.
We human beings are like that. Each one of us is like a flower on the fruit tree.
Do we grow into a good fruit?
So many fruits!!
Small and pretty fruits. I wonder how many will be dropping off soon.
Three big ones here.
The man told us that he calls his oranges Sunkist. True to his words...this fruit is very very sweet. I was one of the beneficiaries of his gardening skills. Thank you !
They could be a cross of pomelo and the green orange. Should it be called Orepom? or Pomerange? Or oramelo? In Sibu a variety of pomelo with soft gentle furry skin is called Moh Moh Pomelo (a credit to Lau Kah Tii who first grew it I suppose).
But any way Sunkist is a brand name. Sunkist Growers, Incorporated is a citrus grower's non-stock membership cooperative composed of 6,000 members from California and Arizona. It is headquartered in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Formed in 1893 as the Southern California Fruit Exchange in Claremont by P. J. Dreher and his son, the "father" of the California citrus industry, Edward L. Dreher (1877–1964). The exchange soon included growers and groves in Pomona, Riverside and San Dimas in Los Angeles County, and Santa Paula, Saticoy, Fillmore, Rancho Sespe, Bardsdale and Piru in Ventura County; by 1905, the group represented 5,000 members, 45% of the California citrus industry, and renamed itself the California Fruit Growers Exchange. It adopted the "Sunkist" name in 1908 for its highest quality oranges, and so was the first to brand fruit.
Currently representing about 6000 members, Sunkist is a not-for-profit corporation, with all profits from the exchange returned to the growers. Sunkist is the largest marketing cooperative in the world's fruit and vegetable industry, and is one of the 10 largest marketing cooperatives in America.
In Malaysia we can get many different kinds of Sunkist products. But the best product is still the nice navel orange we get in the fruit market...and you can see the word Sunkist printed on it.