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Father Kino

Father Kino's merry horse

Father Kino's merry horse

One of Tucson's most iconic sculptures got some clever Christmas decorations.

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Tasting History at Mission Garden

Tasting History at Mission Garden

Tohono O'odham elders and volunteers set out plans for Mission Garden, a re-creation of the Spanish Colonial walled garden that was part of Tucson's historic Mission San Agustín.

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Tasting History at Mission Garden

Tasting History at Mission Garden

Clifford Pablo, left, a faculty member with Tohono O'odham Community College, with Roger Pfeuffer, co-chair of Friends of Tucson's Birthplace.

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Tasting History at Mission Garden

Tasting History at Mission Garden

Volunteers harvest white Sonora wheat in the winter garden at Mission Garden at the base of "A" Mountain, on land that has been cultivated for about 4,100 years.

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Tasting History at Mission Garden

Tasting History at Mission Garden

This quince is one of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees planted last year at Mission Garden. "When you eat the fruit of these trees, you are literally tasting history," says Diana Hadley, a board member of Friends of Tucson's Birthplace.

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Tasting History at Mission Garden in Tucson

Tasting History at Mission Garden in Tucson

At the foot of Sentinel Peak, visitors to Mission Garden split open a pomegranate and nibble the sweet jewels inside.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

That big mesquite in the middle is native, but much of the rest of what you'll find at Desert Survivors Nursery is descended from plants brought in by Spanish missionaries.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

Guava trees were brought to the Sonoran Desert from the tropics.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

Experts recommend planting quince any time but winter.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

Mission figs, also introduced by the missionaries, grow from grafts or cuttings.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

Grapes were brought in to be used in making sacramental wine.

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From Father Kino's garden

From Father Kino's garden

Grapevines require support - a trellis system, or just a tree branch will do.

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24 HOM Kino

24 HOM Kino

A small bunch of grapes grown from grafts or cuttings grows at Desert Survivors Nursery.

July 22, 2011 6:35 pm

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