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[nafex] Cold hardy jujubas

Dear NAFEXers,
A type of jujuba grows wild in the mid-hill regions of Himachal Pradesh upto an elevation of 1400 metres ASL.  It has a small spreading tree 5-8 metres high yieding 9-10 kg fruits.  The fruits are oblong, 1.3 cm in diameter.  Though their sugar content is around 9 per cent but still they taste sour due to high acid content.  Though the fruitsa are eaten, yet thse are much inferior to the cultivated types.  The ripen in December. 
    This fruit has been described in detail on pages 97-100 of my book WILD FRUITS OF THE SUB-HIMALAYAN REGION.
    The fruit does not have any promise as a cultivated fruit, but still some collector may have 1-2 plants in his orchard just for collection.
    I can arrange the seed but now it will only be in December.
    If someone is interested, he may write me in NOVEMBER.
Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
186/3 Jail Road
Mandi  HP  175 001  INDIA
Phones:(01905)22810; 98160-22810  Fax:(01905) 25419
E-mail: parmarch@vsnl.com
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Jujube seed, Hardiness?

No - much too cold.  Jujubes are hardy to zone 5, at BEST.
From: "H. Dessureault" <inter.verbis@atreide.net>
To: <nafex@egroups.com>
Subject: Re: [nafex] Jujube seed, Hardiness?
Date: Mon, Jan 15, 2001, 9:30 PM

Do you think that this jujube would be hardy in zone 3 (Usually a killing frost at the end of May)?
Hélène Dessureault
-----Message d'origine-----
De : Lon J. Rombough <lonrom@hevanet.com <mailto:lonrom@hevanet.com> >
À : nafex@egroups.com <mailto:nafex@egroups.com>  <nafex@egroups.com <mailto:nafex@egroups.com> >
Date : mardi 16 janvier 2001 00:49
Objet : Re: [nafex] Jujube seed

Kuon, if you want to try a very GOOD jujube, contact Roger Meyer "Roger
Meyer" <exoticfruit@95net.com <mailto:exoticfruit@95net.com> > and get the northern Chinese variety "Honey
Jar".  It is the sweetest fresh jujube anywhere.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom <http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom>

>From: kuon@onlinemac.com
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Jujube seed
>Date: Mon, Jan 15, 2001, 5:18 PM

>Given that jujubes from your seed may well survive here, IF there are not
>more takers than seed, I would be interested in one.  I have a greenhouse
>setup to get it going and my site is much more exposed than yours (though
>not far away) - generally a good test site for how something will do in
>this area, weather-wise.  I do not have really soggy soil, however, so not
>a good test in that way.
>If there are not enough seed, what other jujubes would you recommend that
>would ripen early enough here in NW Oregon to be useful and where might I
>get them (or seed)?

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