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Saga of the Lone Orange

Single orange in a tree

In the city of St. Petersburg, Florida there grew an orange tree that only ever produced one solitary orange each year. While most people would consider this tree a failure of nature, it was, in reality, far more fruitful than anyone could imagine. I should know. For the five years I lived in St. Petersburg, this tree made its home in my backyard.
The oddity of an orange tree that only produced one orange sparked many joking discussions with family and friends about opening an internationally renowned orange juice company – all from the juice of one lone orange.

While the reality of launching such a venture was clearly absurd, the discussions were the foundation of my entrepreneurial aspirations. What my orange tree had failed to give me in fruit, it had made up for in ambitions.

And thus began the saga of the Lone Orange…