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|Queen's Favorite Breakfast Fruit 'Ugli' (standard:non fiction, 888 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Apr 23 2011||Views/Reads: 2028/1146||Story 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 Click here to read the rest of this story (91 more lines)
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