Tu Bishvat is when the citrus trees in Israel are filled with fruits, their braches are heavy with lemons and clementines, and the markets are painted with shades of orange and yellow. This is timed perfectly with the flue epidemic and can provide us with enough vitamin C to save us all.
The citrus family is called in Hebrew “Peirot Hadar” which means the fruits of splendor. And indeed they are. I was surprised to read at Wikipedia that Cultivated Citrus may be derived from as few as four ancestral species, can you try and guess which ones they are? (the answer will be posted with my next post). This is amazing considering the huge variety of citrus fruits in the markets, with new members joining the family every year.
our clementine tree
I will be posting some activities and recipes for what to do with those fruits of splendor.
So get ready, and go get a full range of every citrus you can find.
I will be back (real soon).