The grasshoppers have really come in hard this year. They really like the taste of Apples and have completely stripped this one down past the bark. I can only cut off the top 80 percent and hope it comes back next year.
The flood passed very quickly and everything dried up nice. We had large veggies from another farmers garden wash up on our fence and we lost one of our wild Guinea hens.
Maypops are in bloom right now and the fruit gets big fast. This fruit is only 10-12 days old.
We have had a good deal of rain which has really helped the trees although the excessive humidy for the last three weeks does hinder the fruit formation on the Jujube. Here are some baby Lang Jujube at the house which are good for drying and eating like dates.
Here is a picture of some Honey Jar Jujube that I have grafted on the Lang tree. I currently have three varieties of Jujube on that one tree.
This bush is inadvertantly becoming one of my favorite fruit.
Here I am hand pollinating from bush to bush to increase yields. We also noticed our first fruit set on the Passion Fruit vines today.