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King of the Jujubes

Chris Jacobsen on his tractor:  A 90 year-old Danish immigrant, educated horticulturist who still single handedly takes care of his five acre, 300 jujube tree orchard near Farmersville.

I took my own advice and drove out to 7904 County Road 572 Farmersville yesterday.

It was well worth the trip.  For the month of September, Mr. Jacobsen's farm is open on Saturdays 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 2pm to 6pm.  You can pick a pound of jujubes for $3--a great family adventure.  The orchard is beautiful--a work of art.

On Monday after I get edits to my article on Mr. Jacobsen and some of his friends I'll post it here.  His is an interesting story.

But you don't have to wait until tomorrow, you can visit his farm this afternoon.  It's a 44 minute trip in the country from Garland--well worth it.

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