The orange region of the world is the Mediterranean. In Turkey and Egypt, a huge orange forests grow everywhere, and at every step you can see orange juice or trade oranges.
In the wild oranges grow almost can't. If grow, the fruit smaller, are not as sweet and juicy. The orange is a hybrid plant varieties in abundance. Well known to the world sweet orange is the one that brought in the middle lane all winter, has the good performance of sweetness and nutritional value, so it is cultivated the climate around the world.
Large areas are oranges grow in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, China, Abkhazia, Pakistan and India. Successfully grow oranges in the winter gardens of Russia and England, this exotic caught on with plant lovers. Although fruits such oranges can not be compared with those grown in plantations, it looks very beautiful and unusual.
What conditions are needed to orange for life
Homeland orange is South - East Asia. From there, travelers took him and began to cultivate back in the 15th century. An orange tree usually grows from 4 to 12 meters depending on the variety. Itself orange tree is a hybrid of tangerine and pomelo, which became widespread in China.
For transporting oranges in Argentina have developed a special plane, his name is translated as "orange" or "the merchant of oranges. In most countries, the cultivation of oranges is an important part of the economy.
When transporting the fruit is easily perishable, which is why rip them to transport unripe, packaging each in paper.
In addition to humidity and temperature citrus fruits are important part of the soil. Therefore, to grow in the middle lane. this is not because he needs the earth much more light and nutritious than the soil in our latitudes.
The beneficial properties of oranges
Fruit juice and orange contain a lot of vitamins and effective as an antiscorbutic. Recommend oranges in hypovitaminosis, liver, blood vessels and heart. In all a lot of citrus pectin, which improves digestion.
As this fruit is able to enrich the body with all the minerals possible, its regular consumption can prevent viral diseases in the autumn-winter period.
But it is not recommended this fruit in disease of the stomach or intestines, as its juice has a very irritating effect. In connection with high sugar content it should be consumed with caution.
Advice 2: What trees grow in Russia
In Russia grows over two thousand species of trees, but few of them are ubiquitous. Softwood is larch and pine, and deciduous – oak, aspen, alder and birch, which became a symbol of Russia.
Larch – a very common but amazing tree. Being a conifer, the larch drops needles for winter, justifying its name. Reaching the height of fifty feet, this tree lives for three or four hundred years. Despite the fact that larch is light demanding tree, to other factors, such as soil and climate, undemanding, and why, and got its wide distribution in Siberia and the far East, sometimes forming whole forests of larch.
Pine also applies to conifers, like the larch, unpretentious. This is one of the most common trees in Russia. Only pine has more than one hundred of its varieties, growing from the equator to the North, but most of them concentrated in the Central and Northern parts of the Russian Federation.
Oak is another widely common tree, which grows from the Eastern to the Western borders of our country. Oak grows very slowly, but under favorable conditions can live for fifteen hundred years, reaching up to fifty meters. It can grow in the woods and away from them, but loners usually lower than its forest counterparts. These trees have powerful root system, which protects them from even the most severe hurricanes. The fruits of the oak are acorns, which, having ripened, fall to the ground and become food for wild pigs.
Aspen – a tree growing in most parts of the territory of Russia, except deserts, tundra, highlands and Northern regions too. The trunk is very slender, and the diameter can reach one meter. The lower branches grow almost parallel to the ground and the top reaching for the sky. Very interesting ways of reproduction of aspen. She rarely does this with seeds, and often simply discarded along with the leaves and young branches, which, after spending the winter under the snow, spring will take root and become independent trees.
In Russia also there are two species of alder – black and grey. Alder loves water and grows along the banks of rivers, lakes and swamps. The contrast of the black from the gray alder is not only in a dark trunk, and that it absolutely does not get along with other types of trees.
Birch grows throughout Russia and different from many other trees that its representatives can be found even in the Arctic circle, where growing dwarf birch, which reaches several inches in height. The usual height of the birch trees in the middle strip of Russia – at least twenty meters.