By John Smith • 22 February 2021 • 14:45
Collecting the oranges
Credit: Torremolinos Council
FOR many years, oranges that grew on trees in the streets of Torremolinos were collected and passed on to a marmalade factory, but due to urban pollution this is no longer possible.
The trees look very attractive as they are burdened with fruit but the cachorreña orange is a very bitter variety and if allowed to fall when ripe can cause significant problems on the pavements of the municipality.
It is for this reason that teams of locally employed workers from Samset and Litosa are out attending the 550 orange trees in Torremolinos and removing the oranges by shaking their branches and collecting the fallen fruit in large nets for transfer to the municipal depot.
More than 6,000 kilos of oranges have already been collected and will be used in the production of compost and organic fertiliser.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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