Anza Borrego

Jojoba Wash

Jojoba Tree in Anza Borrego

In a semi-hidden wash marked by a small roadside sign, is an area in Anza Borrego known for its’ proliferation of Jojoba trees. The Jojoba tree takes up to seven years to produce a Jojoba nut which can then be harvested for use in cosmetics, cooking and lubricants. It is also believed that the Jojoba nut was a food source for Indigenous tribes who would grind the inch long nut into a powder to make a coffee like drink.

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