Last spring I was looking for a male Schizandra [Schisandra, aka
Magnolia Vine] plant to help my 3 healthy looking, prolific blossoming
8-9 yr old vines begin to bear fruit.
Pam ( firstname.lastname@example.org) noted that it was probably listed as
Magnolia Vine & suggested a couple places that might carry it.
I hadn't gotten around to that yet when my long stretch of bad luck
started--- first my back laid me out flat for a couple months-- then
my basement walls collapsed & my insurance company has refused to
pay-- then my car began a string of expensive & inconvenient
All was forgotten last week when I happened to look off into that
forgotten corner of the yard where the Schizandra Chinensis vines live
& was greeted with the sight of brilliant scarlet berries on 2 of my
I've eaten a couple & hope I can locate a recipe for Schizandra Jelly
while they are still in their prime. Otherwise I'll dry them. This
years crop is only a couple quarts-- but now that I know the male &
females I'll start layering the females & make a bunch more plants.
I don't know which makes me feel luckier-- that they finally decided
to fruit for me, or that 3 unsexed plants could end up 2 females & 1