Yup, I see it now. The example explains the concept better than the actual rule. Thanks!I see that the example may give you more confidence with a specific case,
Example: Green may take 3 almonds from the supply. However, there are now only 2 in the supply. ...
but I'd still say the rule does all right in the general,
If the supply does not have sufficient fruits (there are 18 of each kind) of the kind the player is allowed to take, all players (including the player taking fruit) must return all fruits of this kind back into the supply. The player then takes the number of fruits of this kind he is allowed from the supply.
by telling you to collect your allotment after the population is returned.