Not all my trees are on the same schedule. One Honey Jar is getting close to ripe, and another (at a different property) just set fruit a few weeks ago. But boy did it set a lot. The one that is close to ripe set a few very late in the season last year. They ripened enough to be edible, but not good. Maybe the same will happen with the larger ones from this pic.
I had some extra time due to a late softball game, so in addition to mowing the lawn there, I removed a very old stump. I talked to the neighbor and he said it was over 10 years old, originally cut down 2 owners ago. I thought it would be easy to break up, as it was well rotted, but the middle proved more resistant and I eventually busted the roots with an axe and rolled it out.
Surrounded by the circle of rocks is a newly planted TVA jujube. This isn’t as good of a spot from a sun perspective as where the above Honey Jar is. But it is growing on a sucker I harvested, so I’m not quite as choosy about the location, as I’m not sinking $50+ into it. If nothing else, I’ve smoothed out most of the area the stumps were in, so it should be a lot easier to mow.
At the top of the pic, you can see where I put some figs close to the building for warmth.