Below and attached is the research I did on the Norris Damn Project these trees was planted in 1932 and are massive trees now I will post pictures of the trees in a moment
The designation of Row and tree is correct and these are the oldest planting in the USA that I know of
These trees was studied with the permission of the TVA and the Ideal behind the study was preservation As before we got involved the trees was slated to be removed as there was a movement to take out all none native plants in 1988 I begun a winter to summer study that was completed in 2004 just before I returned to IRAQ and Richard Aston Published the finding in 2006 once I returned
Row 5 did ot have a conservable tree in My opinion but most all did produce
Tree nearly dead has one sprout about 2 feet from ground
Stump cut down none living in this row
2 Trees listed as A and B
could be Sucker below ground unknown
Large Che R1
tree planted here 2 Trees listed as A and B
Could be Sucker below ground unknown
Seedling tree has grown up in 2004 to 2006
T1 T2 T3 T4
Blacken dots indicate living Jujube trees.
Circles indicate missing or dead jujube trees. Sign Jujube apple
Road black topped
This evaluation of the Jujube trees located at the Norris damn project was performed over a 6 year period and to date all of the trees have not be observed in fruit bearing years and only the best fruit have been measured for size and consistence from year to year the size is the same with regards to shape and sweetness and only my family and I have been use as the taster. These trees are scheduled to be removed for a reclamation project for the purpose of removing non-native species from the area a date has not been given and I have propagated all of the best selections and numbered them in accordance with the planting location.
R1T1 – Small size wood multiple Branch tree small type thorns weeping in habit.
47mm long x 20 mm wide fruit. Good flavor sweet, long pointed fruit pepper shaped. Early to ripening
R1T2 – Upright tree form No significant thorns small fruit spurs.
40mm long x 22 mm wide. Sweet good flavored elongated fruit. Early to ripening
R1T3 – Small thorny seedling tree seen first time in 2004 now 6 feet tall in 2006 no fruit seen.
R1T4a - Huge fruit producing spurs straight wood insignificant thorns.
41mm long x 30mm wide. Long barrel shaped sweet crunchy fruit of the best flavor. Early to ripening
R1T4b – seedling at base of tree has well defined zig zag pattern very small thorns.
R2T1 – Almost Thorn-less well formed tree type. Medium fruit spurs. No fruit for 3 years
R2T2 – Tree form large fruiting spurs.
42mm x 19mm wide. Good sweet flavor long pepper shape. Medium season
R2T3 - Tree form small fruiting spurs thorns very small.
36mm x 20mm wide. Good sweet, barrel shape late to ripen.
R2T4 - Tree is thorn less well-formed trees type abundance of fruiting wood. 44mm x 34mm wide. Deep red color barrel shape not as sweet as R1T4a
R3T1 – Limbs are arched in herringbone shape no significant thorns small fruit spurs. 40mm x 25mm pear shaped, mixed sizes of medium to large fruit. Medium season
R3T2 - Dead
R3T3 – Small thorns and directional orientated with the wood, small fruit spurs. 32mm x 16mm. Sweet pepper shaped fruit large seed
R3T4a – Straight wood small fruit spurs small thorns.
40mm x 28mm, My be same as R1T4 barrel shape
R3T4b – Limbs are wavy with vicious thorns with interchanging daggers and hooks, hooks and spikes, dagger and dagger. Thorns are 1 inch and longer. SEEDLING small fruit
R4T1 – Dead
R4T2 – Dead
R4T3 – Good tree form large amounts of fruiting spurs, Attractive tree.
66mm x 22mm. Very large pepper shaped hooked fruit. Very sweet fruit with long thin seed. Medium season. The best of all great flavors.
R4T4 – Dead
R5T1 – Dead
R5T2 – Good tree form wood growth is straight with alternating sections of curved growth small fruiting spurs. Small to medium size fruit that dries on tree elongated pear shape Sweet fruit medium season.
R5T3 – Very small thorns with small fruiting spurs. Straight wood growth. NO fruit 3 years
R5T4 – Dead
Row 6 – Tree 1 thru Tree 4 dead with a stump being at tree 4 location.
R7T1 – Very large trees upright growth no lower limbs.
Flat pumpkin shaped, late to ripen, very sweet, small seed. Small to medium fruit size.
R7T2 - The limbs was only at the top center mass of growth. Is very much a tree form.
60mm x 22mm Medium size fruit, small crop of fruit pointed at both ends very sweet small seed, good flavor.
R7T3 – Alternating thorns ½ to ¾ inch long with hook and dagger nearly no fruiting spurs Small pointed at bottom end of fruit. Bland taste, early ripening dries on tree
R7T4—Large fruit spurs, thorn-less up right tree
NO fruit for 3 years
R8T2 – Large tree has freeze damage on small limbs, no thorns very large fruit spurs. 38mm x 18mm, Big long sour fruit, early ripening
R8T4-- Vigorous growth no thorns has recurring signs of freeze damage. Medium size pepper shaped sweet fruit with good flavor.
R9T2-- Straight wood growth, medium size fruit spurs with signs of freeze damage.
42mm x 22 Flat Barrel shape, big seed, puffy fruit bland taste, with fruit pointed on bottom end. Small to medium size fruit
R9T3—No thorns alternating zigzag pattern in growth of limbs, medium size fruit spurs. Tree about dead. 35mm x 21mm Pear shaped good flavor crisp crunchy sweet fruit medium size fruit
R9T4-- Alternating zigzag pattern in growth of limbs, medium size fruit spurs, Very Ornamental small spacing between limbs very thorny. Fruit is small with big seed and bland tasting.
R10T2—No thorns small fruit spurs tree almost dead. Small fruit big seed sour taste.
R10T3—Poor growth. Smaller size tree, small fruit spurs, No fruit
All of row 11 now dead with tree 3 being the last tree to die in winter 2005.
Jujube planting Norris Damn area #2.pdf (33.3 KB)