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Wednesday - June 03, 2009

From: London, UK
Region: Other
Topic: General Botany
Title: Rotten Oranges
Answered by: Damon Waitt

QUESTION:

Do oranges rot if they are not taken off the tree when ripe?

ANSWER:

Yes, whether they are on the tree, on the ground, or in a bowl on your kitchen table, all oranges will eventually rot.

 

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