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Jujube Trees: good hedge,fresh and stored food, strong wood, anyone here actually using it?  RSS feed

 
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So, some threads mention this tree, but not much. I have been looking at plant porn, and this tree comes up alot. It seems to have a lot to recommend it, so I was wondering what is the real deal with them.
I have an urban lot and this is known to spread via suckers and have wicked thorns, so it would be a container plant for me(probably).
Several reports of it growing from cuttings like a willow suggest ease of propagation.
if you are making animal feed, drying with the seed in place should be fine, other wise a cherry pitter is recommended.
Evidently the tasty Chinese varieties are grafted onto less tasty, more thorny, but quite robust Indian roots stock.The suckers grow from this rootstock. Good for hedges, not so good for food.
So, anyway, any first hand experience would be great, thanks.
 
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The good varieties for eating are grafted, not very good at propagating from stem cuttings like willow. I don't know much, my varieties I bought died in my cold climate and come back from rootstock, except for maybe one. This year I am going to get tigertooth on its own roots, so if die back from cold, still have a good one.
 
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