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Chinese Bacteria Affecting Florida Orange Groves

I’ve been on an orange kick lately (I don’t normally eat oranges), and I randomly googled oranges.  I found this article in the Washington Post a few days ago about a bacterial infection plaguing oranges in Florida, huanglongbing.  I’m guessing the price of oranges will go up.  I was reminiscing recently about the best oranges I ever tasted.  They were from a tree in the backyard of a friend of mine who lived off of Colonial Drive in Orlando.  I had never tasted such a delicious orange before and haven’t since.  This memory led me to recall that I had the best-tasting strawberries and tomatoes in Florida too–from the Winter Park farmers’ market.