Wow. Since doing a blog post about a huge pistachio block south of Fresno on June 8 (see previous post) I have visited the site twice while in that area on sales calls.
Remember, these rootstocks were planted as tiny 3″ tissue culture plugs back in late March, and were immediately protected with 24″ grow tubes from Wilson Orchard & Vineyard Supply. It took a while for the temperature to get warm enough for them to really get started growing, but once they did… again, wow!
Here’s how things looked back on July 11:
And here’s how the block looked as of yesterday:
This would explain why I can’t keep enough grow tubes in stock, no matter how many I make. That and the fact that I save growers a whole lot of money on price!