Abundant Avocados

Fruit picking in Southern Spain

After the festivities of Christmas and the New year’s celebrations it was time head back to Portugal. Before we left we made time to gather some fantastic fruit. Southern Spain offers the best climate in Europe and the sunshine helps to produce an abundance of oranges, lemons and avocados at this time of the year.

Chaos preferred to view the garden from the comfort of the house but Mayhem was willing to head into the campo daily at Grandma and Grandad’s to pick whatever was available. The oranges were sweet and made the most delicious juice. The giant lemons smelt amazing, when you scratched their thick skin they oozed a zesty perfume; they tasted even better than they looked. Oh and the biggest treat of all, the amazing avocados, marmite to some, you either love them or hate them, these avos, fresh from the Spanish campo are amazing, the best you have ever tasted. Hard as a rock when picked but within a week or two they will soon be ready to eat, so soft creamy and delicious. What as treat. Thank you mother nature!

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Oranges from the Campo, Torrox, Andalucia, Spain

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Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

7 thoughts on “Fruit picking in Southern Spain


    (January 14, 2018 - 7:16 am)

    Hi Andrea, fruit fresh from the trees are the tastiest. We have several orange and mandarin trees in our garden and I don’t think I will ever be able to enjoy a shop bought orange again! I love the fruit picking contraption, my Dad created one for us one year, but it was useless. Once a day you will find me up a tree trying to reach those hard to reach oranges.

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    (January 14, 2018 - 7:40 am)

    How wonderful! I love the fruit picking thingie too. I hope you’re enjoying being back in Portugal again. #MySundayPhoto
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    Darren Coleshil

    (January 14, 2018 - 9:11 am)

    What lovely fresh fruit, it always tastes better when you’ve picked it yourself

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    Noleen Miller

    (January 14, 2018 - 9:36 am)

    Nothing better than fresh fruit and that you could pick your own is wonderful. Love avocados and such a lovely green color.#mysundayphoto

    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    (January 14, 2018 - 9:57 am)

    How I’d love to be doing that, and enjoying the fruits straight off the tree, what a treat!
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    Susan Mann

    (January 14, 2018 - 12:16 pm)

    Those are amazing photos. It looks incredible. Such vibrant colours x

    Emma Raphael

    (January 14, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Such gorgeous photos (very cute of your tiny fruit picker!)… I am always amazed when you see fruit that we just take for granted in the super markets growing in their natural environs. My MIL lives in Florida, the grape fruit trees and orange trees are incredible! 🙂 #sundayphoto
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