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gmo skitters
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not always a proponent of gmo's, but to fight mosquito-borne diseases in tropical areas, this one has merits imo…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady Feb 25, 2015.

chico jujube
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one of only two that i know of, selling the relatively rare chico cultivar, and possibly the only one selling them  in "large" size.also had honey jar advertised just a week ago,  but apparently sold…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by raf evan Feb 18, 2015.

human compost
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 as a kid, have been telling my folks to do just this, when i assume my mortal fate. Evidently there's more than one 'loony' person thinking about the same, lol!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leora Jacober Dec 28, 2014.

profoundly beautiful
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the likes of lebron, kobe, a-rod, and mayweather would rather commit suicide than be featured on youtube or twitter: growing yams and driving rusty tractors. as that would be detrimental to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by raf evan Nov 21, 2014.

 

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raf evan commented on Jacq Davis's photo
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Chico jujube (GI 7-62) is blooming for the first time! Can you spot the tiny praying mantis?

"in some areas of az, leaf-cutter bees could strip juju trees bare. Trees will not die, but with many of their solar panels ruined, they won't be fruitful. three to four months from flowers to mature fruits, usually. You…"
Jun 22, 2016
raf evan commented on Jacq Davis's photo
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Chico jujube (GI 7-62) is blooming for the first time! Can you spot the tiny praying mantis?

"if those blossoms don't prosper, there is always a chance it will go through another flush of new growth later in the year with more flowers, and possibly fruit/s.  ~8 hrs of direct sunlight is key."
Jun 21, 2016
raf evan commented on Jacq Davis's photo
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Chico jujube (GI 7-62) is blooming for the first time! Can you spot the tiny praying mantis?

"couldn't find the preying mantis, but i notice the crescent notches on your juju leaves which indicate leafcutter bees in your area. Jujus generally recover from this, and the mantis sure  helps stop the onslaught if it could…"
Jun 21, 2016
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Chico jujube (GI 7-62) root stock definitely has sent up some suckers. I will be pulling these in a week or so.

"your juju is looking good! btw, probably safer that you just cut/pinch  the suckers for now, as pulling them will tug on the roots of main tree and compromise the entire tree. Being recently planted,  the roots probably…"
Jun 16, 2016
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dwarf everbearing faux nigra

"Thanks Xenia,  it is not as good as the nigra's and the pakistani's but being an early bearer(unlike nigra's), and prolific, i shouldn't be complaining"
May 30, 2016
Xenia commented on raf evan's photo
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dwarf everbearing faux nigra

"Beautiful colors, I hope the fruit is a delicious as it seems on the tree. :)"
May 30, 2016
raf evan commented on Catherine Monaco's blog post Moringa Tree
"moringas will probably be ok in moderately poor drainage--and besides, there's not much to lose if you try. Seeds are cheap and quite available nowadays, and they grow fast, you could even grow them as potted specimens.."
May 29, 2016
raf evan replied to Cricket's discussion Did Powell Gammill pass away?
"he posted a couple of responses, with his usual subtle candor(in another fruit-growing forum) just two days before his demise, so really shocked to  hear about the bad news"
May 29, 2016
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"i hope you get to like your new trees.  And when you say 'outside of the world of peaches/apples/plums',  i would like to add that jujubes and morus nigra mulberries could live and be supremely productive…"
May 22, 2016
Jane Yardley commented on raf evan's photo
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge with me!  That's why I love forums like these.  I step outside of a world of peaches and apples and plums and learn about other possibilities.  You have put me one step closer to…"
May 22, 2016
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"glad to hear you're getting a chico juju! Makes me so happy when i get some relatives and friends to grow jujus and mulbs, but you know what? Realized just now-- that am AT LEAST as happy having encouraged anonymous folks to grow them…"
May 21, 2016
Jane Yardley commented on raf evan's photo
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"Will go for the chico then!  Such great info, thanks :) Is that your Noir of Spain?"
May 21, 2016
raf evan commented on raf evan's photo
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"honey jar is a must-have, and is often sold out. I personally think chico is better though, and apparently still available from burntridge. if you're in phx area, jujubes will give you fresh fruit beginning mid july to mid november, because…"
May 21, 2016
Jane Yardley commented on raf evan's photo
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"I can't even tell you how intrigued I am about these jujubes!  Why I haven't heard more about them is beyond me, especially since they seem to be the perfect tree for my climate!  I usually place a yearly order with Bay Laurel…"
May 21, 2016
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dwarf everbearing faux nigra

an early mulberry. Not really a dwarf, but at least has very short internodes.
May 20, 2016
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dwarf gerardi mulberry, 3rd year

"i usually recommend the li variety, not just because it is good, but also because it is the most common and thus most readily available as a potted tree(it is hard to recommend something that is rare and relatively pricey, and…"
May 20, 2016

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At 7:47am on May 16, 2014, Shengrui Yao said…

Your garden and landscape are just so beautiful! I say your 'So' jujube tree. Here is thmy oldest So at Alcalde. 2014-04-23%2011.36.31.jpg

Are you in NV or AZ? I am looking for a collaborator for a jujube pre-proposal for the Western SARE grant in AZ. Did you know any jujube person in cooler area of AZ? I contacted Glenn Wright but he is near Yuma which maybe too hot for jujubes.

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