Q. My oranges are turning orange. How long should I wait before I harvest them.
|Yes, oranges and other tender citrus will grow in Las Vegas but not without some careful considerations.|
|Fully ripe oranges in the Philippines. They do not turn orange because of the warm climate. The fruit above it is rambutan.|
|Handheld refractometer used for measuring total dissolved solids (sugar content) from the juice of fruits and vegetables.|
A sophisticated method is to purchase a small handheld device called a refractometer and measure the sugar content. Maturity in fruit is usually a measure of the sugar content which the refractometer will read for you.