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Queen's Favorite Breakfast Fruit 'Ugli' (standard:non fiction, 888 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Apr 23 2011Views/Reads: 2065/1166Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of England likes to have 'Ugli' fruit for her breakfast. How the quality of this citrus fruit from Jamaica was improved? Explained in this short narrative.
 



Queen's Favorite Breakfast Fruit ‘Ugli' 

Subba Rao 

“I heard good things about you, I hope you can help,” the voice 

came from an old person sitting in dark green ‘Humber', an old British 

auto make. It was in the parking lot of sugarcane research station in 

Jamaica. 

Juggernaut looked inside the car carefully to see who was 

speaking while his chauffeur was standing with a cordial smile. The old 

man inside the car invited Juggernaut into his car to sit next to him. 

The person was in his eighties, a person of English descent with 

distinct island accent. 

“I heard good things about you,” the man repeated himself 

again. “I am Mr. Sharp, I own citrus orchards at Trout Hall you know, 

you see I have this problem with juice quality of certain Citrus trees 

on my farm, I am wondering if you can resolve it for me,” Mr. Sharp was 

very polite. 

“Well, I work with sugarcane and I am not sure whether I 

understand problems with citrus fruits,” Juggernaut was hesitant. 

“Juice is juice, whether sugarcane or citrus, is it not?” Mr. 

Sharp was sharp like a razor blade in this thought process despite his 

age. 

“Sure, but you can get help from the experts at Citrus Research 

Station on the island.” 

“I did but not happy with the results, so if you can help, it 

will be good,” “I will	pick you up tomorrow morning to visit Trout 

Hall.” 

The next day morning the driver was ready at the research 

station to pick up Juggernaut and he drove to Mr. Sharp's home on the 

hills overlooking the town. He and his wife were very generous at the 

breakfast.  The drive to Trout Hall on upper Clarendon Hills was slow 

and the driver was apparently told to maintain 30 MPH by Mrs. Sharp. 

Mr. Sharp family came to the island from Britain in late 1800s 

to farm and found excellent location to grow citrus fruits in the 

Parish of Clarendon. Oranges, tangerines, grape fruit, lemons and limes 

and anything that belong to citrus family is grown on their farm. 

Trout Hall orange juice is a popular brand on the island. Mr. Sharp 

gave a brief history about special citrus trees on his farm; decades 

ago, they found a citrus tree bearing peculiar shaped fruits. The fruit 


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