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We've got some homeowners in two solid three different trees. They're looking for some advice on on planting. In fact, they actually came out and joins us live at the SABA home show last Saturday when we were broadcasting live there. So we've got calls already in Q, and you actually will have a guest from Tucson joining us here in a little bit. Yup. Scrape we got to get lineup today. We've got lots to talk about for this time of year. Things are slowing down a little bit in terms of our pruning requirements for trees. But this time of year is great for planting trees for transplanting trees, produce and fertilise ation. We'll talk a little bit about those as we go along, and this range been awesome. His rain the trees, and plants are going to be really fired up right now. There's a I was walking my orchard last night. And there was the Anna apples were pushing out new growth. We're going into a torment season for apples, and they're pushing out new growth from all this rain in the war. They need it that reserve of of water availability does translate into new leaf new vegetative growth, which the plants need to photo synthesized to create the energy reserves. They need to survive and water is a big component of that. And if the trees are a little short on the seasonal rain. They just kind of hunker down and hold on man, if they get elite summer or early fall, rain like this. They're going to push a little bit of growth even though it's late in the season. I was just looking up on the hillside above our office yesterday in typical of a lot of the Phoenix mountains, which are dotted with our foothill Pahlavi's, and they look so lush and green. And I mean, they're just loving it. They just soak it up, you know, with these nice lingering rains like that storm. We had that. Tailender the hurricane Rosa. It's beautiful. It's a good thing for all of our plants. It's so nice to because some of us. You know, we have our drip irrigation systems, and they do a fair fair job of watering. You have to be pretty good at at learning. How to use a drip irrigation system? Well to be able to get the depth of saturation that we need quite often. They're not tuned up in quite as functional as they should be. So we rely upon these sometimes supplemental watering often put a hose out on one of my some of our larger trees or soaker hose, which I used quite a bit this summer on a couple of my pine trees that were distressed with that. The blight that they had, but it sure nice to get a nice deep soaking. Because there's nothing you can't really improve on just a natural rainfall to kind of saturate the the root zone of these larger trees, it really can't be very effectively irrigated with just two GOP meter system. Even even when it's functioning, well, it's a different green. They turn almost. Well, you know, it recharges a water table recharges, our reservoir systems, and so nice to have a region-wide rain like this. Because it's a lot of good for the state. The bird populations are going to be flourishing wildlife is gonna everybody benefits from a good rain. I was driving up to Palo Verde yesterday. And I looked down at my maps. And I was on the satellite vision. I'm like, man. This is. Brown. You know, the satellite imaging Arizona's, and I, but I look up and the creosote ser so green the blanket or on the desert is green from all the weeds that are popping up. You look at the satellite image is Brown, and you look up, and it's it's not even the same place for the last six years. A group of us go hiking and hunting up at Apache lake every December, and we noticed last year all the hobos these the the main browse shrub for deer. We're all dry. I mean, there is about about fifty percent of the shrubs were all dried, they weren't dead. But they had dry leaves on them. They were all wilted and just really struggling and this year. We know that's going to change. But in years past we noticed that they were nice and green and four. But last year this droughts really taken a toll. But this is gonna be a big help. I bet this year when we head back up there again, it's going to be nice and green. I bet you're gonna find a whole new. You're not even going to feel like you're in the same place. Like, wait. It doesn't feel right. This doesn't feel in the one other effect is gonna be the wild flowers in the spring. When we have a good nice wet winter it really produce a great crop of wildflowers in the spring. So that should be a banner year if this continues like this every month when you come in. We talk about a specific tree we have the tree of the month which wanna relighting today. This is one of my favorite trees of all time. And is it is the pistachios pistachio or I'm sorry. It's the pomegranate this this this time, I they're two of my favorite P trees stashing. Pomegranate, pomegranates are a wonderful plant in every respect. It's really considered a large shrub or small tree, you can grow it. Either way. You can kinda grow them up to be pretty pretty tall. Mine is about fifteen feet tall my yard. They can grow up to be twenty or twenty. Five feet at maturity, pretty slow growing. But they're multi stemmed. They grew up from the ground. With multiple stems are great screening plant. We use one kind of separates our pool area from the little back garden area beyond it. And it's nice and full. And of course, because it's producing fruit. You want it to be nice the branches to be nice and low right to the ground so easy for easy access for pruning or for for picking the fruit and what kind of fruit? Do you get off? Well, we're going to talk a little bit later this morning with someone who can answer that question even better than I can. But I will take shot at that. What kind of fruit can you get off pomegranates? Well, there are a over a dozen varieties of pomegranates. And they're all fruit producing a various sizes, and qualities and and tastes. And there's a few that are commonly in our nurseries that produce wonderful pomegranate much the same size and colour that she can get in the stores and they're beautiful Ed will edible fruit. Trees are giving you something back on your investment. And this is one of those trees it. I would I think every yard needs a little pomegranate tree they're easy to easy to to grow much easier than citrus even just throw them in the ground. They'll grow up their deciduous trees to so they give you a little bit of fall color this time of year. They'll start to lose their leaves just about now. And. Keep losing leaves all the way through November and be pretty much bare by December. And but they're just a great grapefruit tree. And this is the time of year that we harvest the fruit they they have to be easy to grow because they even grow at my backyard. There you go. Now, I need to see the YouTube thing again because I still have figured out your easy way of eating them. They are more trouble to eat than crawfish. I know I know as a kid I remember opening those things up and picking out the seeds one at a time. I mean, it was kind of a slow way to keep a young kid. Busy for for half an hour. My mom would probably give me one of those. Have you go sit in the corner and pick through those. But there is an easier way to open those up and get all the siege out within about two or three minutes, and I have a YouTube video, look, it up pomegranate, John Eisenhower on YouTube and you'll probably find that there. And it's kind of a fun method of popping them open and opened getting all the seeds out. Yeah. A a great addition to any yard in there. This would be great time to plant them to anytime. This all deciduous trees can be planted in the winter turning the corner now into the cooler, weather, you can pick them up at a local nursery, maybe even some bare roots plants available. As we head into December January would they register on the lethal meter? I wonder. Liter-? I I don't think so for meter covers. Oh creek flagstaff the flights that far burrito. You're not gonna get pomegranates grow that high elevation are you, you know, that's that's another good question because the pomegranate festival which was held last Saturday. Last sunday. Unfortunately, we had planned to go. But because of the big storm, we had it wasn't sure. The the roads are going to be good. There was so much a flash flood. Warning. We ended up not going, but it was held in skull valley this year, lots of good pomegranates up there, and Barbara will give us a little bit of a run down on that one. We ever on in our next segment. Sounds good skull valley back by between offer iron springs springs off. Yeah. I read out a press kit. Call was held an who last year and it moves around to every year. Apparently, I'm gonna definitely be a part of it as soon as we can maybe next year and put that on our on. Our Vince lists the pomegranate festival. I I've meant to bring you a couple, and I know you have a couple of yourself, but I wanna to shout. Ours is I'm going to say it's finally about the five foot high range and it had. Thirty beautiful trauma Granitz on it that all look about perfect. Because that's the one thing that. How do you know when it's right, we'll colors, you need to tell you that and you might have to taste one usually the birds law. So tell you because they're going to start pecking them when they start getting a little bit larger they can get the the the outer skin can get a little bit brittle as are facing toward the sun. And sometimes the birds will get in their start to Peckham open because they're testing them to that's all they're doing. They're testing them. And they start opening those up and taking quite a bit of siege. You'll know they're they're ready to go a little secret that we've found is to keep the birds out of him. You can't put a small paper bag around him. Just a little a little lunch bag those little small ones, you can just put it over each individual fruit. And just put food tire rubber band around the top at the branch that they're attached to and and you can just keep the birds out. Then you can you keep a few of exposed to the birds will go go after those and then you'll be. When when you're ready to harvest them, you can just take the bag off. And you're ready to go aren't we've got Nancy on the line and wants to talk about a mesquite tree..