orange harvest 2022

For some reason I haven’t come across any groups of orange harvesters this year, but I did happen across this skip outside the Patio de los Naranjos. Many people think these oranges are used for marmalade but in fact the city harvest (approx 6 million kilos from 50,000 trees) is not consumed due to its constant exposure to pollution. It’s used to make fertilisers, cosmetics, fodder for goats and, since 2020, to generate biogas, which is obtained from the juice and used to purify wastewater. Thus endeth the lesson. 🍊