Just one fruit of your Bok jo, but not complaining since it somehow managed to cook one from that single-noded piece of budwood was afraid would fail as a graft. It is a superb cultivar, from what could tell of that one fruit. Couldn’t find our refractometer, but pretty sure it was >30.
you’re not the only one have inadvertently volunteered ‘surrogate services’ to, and will gladly open a foster-care or ‘fertility’ clinic for anyone with rare juju cultivars but have yet to get them to fruit. Jujus are clearly more precocious in our growing conditions.
yes, for sure!
xu zhou will bear fruit on first year of planting bare-root(as an ~8" tall specimen), and also precocious grafted on li interstems, fruiting on the first year. Fruits are good, but probably may get better over the years.
sihong is productive, but not as extremely productive as other varieties, and proved precocious on first year of grafting on norris #1 and contorted interstems.
redlands will also bear fruit on first year, when grafted on li
Jin chang is productive on first year of grafting on li and Jin(a namesake but different variety) interstem
you may check pictures of above on our webpage.
my collaborator isn’t done posting all pix btw, but the photo uploads will increase with time until we use up all 3 gigabytes of allotted data. Too many photos to post, and too tedious to sort and isolate.
Of the above, we only have lafleur, russian #1, ma ya zao, and qiyue xian(which is currently having an identity crisis–but fruits of what we have are excellent, which makes us think it might be the real deal).
la fleur is pretty good but tiny, and ma ya zao is super sweet and appears to be a mid-sized juju. We featured this with photos on our other webpage
it is a common occurrence with grafting laterals to upright growth. If you’ve seen the movie Toy Story, it is like that doll with body parts re-arranged, where an arm is placed on the head. The laterals get quite a boost this way, and produce woody and semi-deciduous fruiting stems instead of disposable herbaceous ones.
i received that from Cliff, but have yet to ask for parentage. In taste, fruits are similar to the smaller Jin(not the Jin chang), but sweeter than Jin and not as sour.