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Old 03-29-2024, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Cheaper to buy at Asian/Chinese store. Online also since fruit takes a while to ripen and is not wet like apples/ stone fruit.
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Old 03-29-2024, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Better from suckers, but you can try the seeds.
Here is explained how:

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/minor-fr...gating-jujubes

https://growingfruit.org/t/growing-j...m-seed/13059/3

Just remember - jujube has extremely invasive root system with suckers looking for water that can extend 30' from the tree. Very damaging to house foundation, sprinkles and pipes. HOA won't approve it.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/14...d-strong-is-it
Thanks for the links. I live in the high desert of New Mexico. I have an old Jujubee tree that was planted in the 90's and has never been watered. It is more than 30 feet from the house but right next to the back wall. I suspect if it invades someplace it will be the neighbor, though her house is more than 30 feet from the wall.

The year and a half that I was living in Texas a bunch of the seeds sprouted and I now have a forest of them in one corner of my yard. I plan on moving them around the fence that some people like to climb over to get in my yard because they have good long spines on them.

As for the fruit, I like the taste of it and want to make jam but the seeds are problematic.
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Old 03-29-2024, 11:05 AM
 
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I think you misunderstood my question. I have lots of jujubee trees and I don't want to waste the fruit but I am having trouble finding an easy way to remove the seeds (they are pits like dates have).

I know all about propogating jujubee trees, I have a forest of them that I will be culling once the leaves fall off this fall.
i always thought that jujube would be a good fruit tree choice for the desert southwest. how do yours do in ABQ?
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Old 03-30-2024, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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i always thought that jujube would be a good fruit tree choice for the desert southwest. how do yours do in ABQ?
They grow like weeds if I don't keep the seeds picked up, hence the forest I have now from being absent for a year and a half. But I like them for several reasons. I don't have to water them except when I move them, the fruit tastes good, and they have spines that are killer if you accidentally get some in you skin. So they make a good fence. I have had hoodlums (not kids, 20 somethings) break the neighbor's wire fence to get into my yard. So in the front because of city ordinances agaiinst high fences 20 feet from the sidewalk I have choya, in the back I have jujubees.
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Old 04-01-2024, 09:45 AM
 
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They grow like weeds if I don't keep the seeds picked up, hence the forest I have now from being absent for a year and a half. But I like them for several reasons. I don't have to water them except when I move them, the fruit tastes good, and they have spines that are killer if you accidentally get some in you skin. So they make a good fence. I have had hoodlums (not kids, 20 somethings) break the neighbor's wire fence to get into my yard. So in the front because of city ordinances agaiinst high fences 20 feet from the sidewalk I have choya, in the back I have jujubees.
the no-watering aspect is very impressive for a fruit tree that's only getting ~9 inches total annual precipitation on average.
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Old 04-01-2024, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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That's ^^^ because the roots of a jujube tree can extend 12-25' deep. They get the needed moisture deep inside the ground.

Choya is pretty evil as a fence guard.
https://youtu.be/N23Cn7Nvs3Y?si=0yF5r_Dn6esT0jmv
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Old 04-01-2024, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Canada
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That's ^^^ because the roots of a jujube tree can extend 12-25' deep. They get the needed moisture deep inside the ground.

Choya is pretty evil as a fence guard.
https://youtu.be/N23Cn7Nvs3Y?si=0yF5r_Dn6esT0jmv
Good grief! That gave me the heebie jeebies just watching it and nearly had me crying too.

And I thought Himalayan blackberry brambles and Devil's Club were evil, but that Choya really is frightening. That video was hard to watch and had me cringing but it sure gets the message across to stay far, far away from choya.

I think the woman was brave to use herself as a guinea pig to demonstrate how nasty and tenacious that stuff is. She sounded like she was in an agony of pain.

Thanks for posting that video.

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Old 04-02-2024, 08:02 AM
 
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That's ^^^ because the roots of a jujube tree can extend 12-25' deep. They get the needed moisture deep inside the ground.

Choya is pretty evil as a fence guard.
https://youtu.be/N23Cn7Nvs3Y?si=0yF5r_Dn6esT0jmv
it's cholla, but pronounced as you spelled it. we had some in the yard when i was a kid. didn't take long to learn to stay away from it.
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