Photo of the Week: Indian River fruit at Crystal River, Florida

                Bags of oranges and grapefruit, Crystal River fruit stand, Florida (Scarborough photo)

Normally the Photo of the Week would be up on Wednesday, but we’re slipping a little this week as we battle a (nice-to-have) tidal wave of work.

I took this photo in Crystal River, Florida, about 75 miles north of Tampa/St. Petersburg near the western coast of the state.  I’ve talked about Florida’s manatees, pre-Columbian mounds and sugar plantations this week (and it’s the height of Florida citrus season) so here’s a juicy shot from a roadside fruit and produce stand.

“Indian River fruit” is just a moniker attached to fruits, usually citrus, harvested within a certain distance from the Indian River in central Florida.