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Comment by Wayne Mackenzie on August 6, 2014 at 6:51am

I sent Ms. Tao a short email & pic of my trees. This might be a lot of fun :)

Comment by raf evan on August 5, 2014 at 8:59pm

thanks for the vote of confidence, Wayne, though have to say am an amateur compared to professor Yao. 

the most i qualify for re: jujubes is a *.org, whereas professor is totally backed by *.edu !

she has ~30 varieties in several acres of  the state university's agricultural center, while i barely have half in my now overcrowded yard. Last but not least, she transacts with the department of agriculture and agri-centers in china, so surely she's imported several varieties which hopefully she'd be able to mass propagate and perhaps broadcast some rare scions to her collaborators :)

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/articles/view/10225/nmsu-studying-30-chi...

Comment by Jennifer Wadsworth on August 5, 2014 at 12:58pm

Looks fabulous!  Way to go!

Comment by Wayne Mackenzie on August 5, 2014 at 10:45am

I'll get in contact with her just for fun. Rafael, you've been my go - to expert when it comes to Jujubes.

BTW - The trees have some maturing fruit that developed late.

Comment by raf evan on August 5, 2014 at 10:17am

which reminds me, Wayne, not sure if you know  Shengrui Yao, she is THE jujube expert of Alcalde, New Mexico fame.

she contacted me earlier this year asking if i could be a collaborator  in  az area. Sadly, i live in nevada..

i remember you were quite into importing jujube scions and experimenting. Just realized that you and professor Yao could click perfectly as  collaborators

http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/profile/ShengruiYao

Comment by Wayne Mackenzie on August 5, 2014 at 8:53am

I need to get the pics off my wife's phone of the critters that have moved in. We have several young box turtles burrowing in the ground now as well as horned lizards. We also have a few young  (1') Mojave rattlers too. That must be the reason why we aren't seeing many Kangaroo rats or fresh holes any more. It's amazing how many animals are drawn to the chipped area. Our Jujubes always have lots of regurgitated bones & fur hanging all over them...yuk...LOL Thanks for the comments!  

We planted a Silk Hope Mulberry, Grenada Pomegranate, Honey Locust, & Chickasaw Plum this time. We lost one Nanking Cherry, so we net three new plants.

Comment by MaryMcP on August 5, 2014 at 8:36am

Very nice Wayne.  You've got a nice spot there.

Comment by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden on August 5, 2014 at 8:11am
Nice looking ephemerals!
Comment by Wayne Mackenzie on August 4, 2014 at 8:49pm

It looks as if I watered.  6 weeks ago it was bare ground. 

Comment by raf evan on August 4, 2014 at 8:43pm

verdant!

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