It begins! The Jujube seeds are starting to sprout. I de-pulped and planted them about a month ago, after soaking the seeds in a daily change of water for several days straight.
I was reluctant to propagate my nameless mulberries since I’m in the process of acquiring several quality named cultivars (I’ve had nothing to compare mine with, so I don’t know how highly it rates, just that I love it). Once I grow out my named cultivars, I’ll start planting cuttings around town. I’m waiting on IE, Black Pakistan, Shangri-La, and several others. If I can get World’s Best, I’ll be a happy camper.
I’m tempted to keep the Sapodilla for myself, since I still don’t know if my efforts will be appreciated, and I’d rather not lose the only 2 trees I have left (they were tasty!!!). But then, I’ve no immediate place for them at home, so I may not have a choice. Maybe by the time they’re big enough to plant out, I’ll have a spot for them in the yard.
The Mammee Apples, Sugar Apples, Cashews and Passionfruit are ready to plant, and I’m thinking next week at the Basketball Park across the street from my house. I just planted 15 Dragonfruit cuttings this week (unnamed, pink skin, white pulp; H. undatus). I planted them all along the wall of the basketball court (same wall as in the BC’s third photo). I left a large, thin, white cardboard label in a sandwich ziplock bag with one of the plants, in case someone objects to the random cacti (“they’re not random, they’re fruit!”), and surrounded them with sticks and stones to let any yard workers know that they were planted deliberately. A few people saw me with the pick, hoe & shovel, but no one asked. I’m thinking of planting out one of my Caroline Raspberries between some of the dragonfruit, but I’m not sure if I should do it near the dry end, the moist end (really moist after a moderate rain), or the middle.
I received 20 Maya Breadnut seeds from ARS GRIN, and they’re already sprouting! That’ll be a useful species for sure!
I recently tip-rooted my Wild Treasure Thornless Blackberry, but I wouldn’t know where to plant a trailing blackberry. There’s some prime spots for PAF, but I haven’t even planted out my lone plant, let alone propagated it. Same goes for the PT Goji.
I’ll try to take some pics of my progress soon. Maybe I should add Pigeon Peas for good measure, since everyone uses 'em here. I hope my neighbors appreciate these efforts.
- Edit: @lordkiwi I also got several seeds of a sweet Spondias dulcis for this. They’re local, but I didn’t eat them. I haven’t tasted them since I was a kid, so I don’t recall. How good are they?