Li and Lang jujubes

Noogy(6 sw mi)April 14, 2012

I've always read to buy them both together for pollination. This gives me the impression that others won't pollinate. Is this a marketing ploy, are they exclusively mutual pollinators? Im wondering if ga866, honeyJ, or sherwood would do as pollinators?

thanks

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Others can pollinate either one. My impression is that any two will probably work, assuming they bloom together. Any three should certainly cover all bases. Of course I'll never be sure since I just bought four you mention plus two others.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:22AM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

In general Jujube is self pollinating, however they will bear more with a mate. Lang is not a good fresh eating jujube, it's dry and is a late bearer.

Bass

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 10:23AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Bass, does Honey Pot need a pollinator? If it's self-pollinating, but will bear more heavily with a cross-pollinator, what would you suggest? I'm thinking of adding jujube's to my garden. They sound very interesting.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 11:34AM
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bonsaist(Z6/ Bethlehem, Pa)

Patty,
I had Honey jar grafted into an existing tree, they bear well and very sweet with juicier flesh than others, but they're small.
I have a Honey Jar planted on its own by my dad's and had a light crop, mine I have grafted with other varieties, and bears a nice heavy crop. In your area, I would go for Li and honey Jar, those are my favorite.
I will have Honey jar ready in about a month.
You can find out more info on my site with photos.

Bass

Here is a link that might be useful: My jujubes

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 1:27PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Thanks Bass. I'm in no hurry. I'll check in June.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 3:12PM
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bhawkins(8A Dallas)

I think years ago the only 2 jujube's readily avaialble were Li & Lang, so nurseries got in the habit of recommending both to ensure pollination. But as Bass says, most or maybe all jujube's are self pollinating.

Lang in Texas is actually a great jujube, but apparently not across the country. It tastes great here at peak ripeness, & also dries naturally & is great dried.

One drawback to jujube's is that they don't store worth a flip. 3-5 days after I pick them they're bland. Lang however seems to taste good a long time, the taste just changes over time as it dires

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 3:44PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Thanks for the info

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 9:31PM
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jianhuayegreentree(6B)

Bass,

I am a little further south of you near Philly and my Honey Jar are still green. Maybe ready in late August. How come yours be ready this early?

Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 4:13PM
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layne_nova

Am interested in getting both Li and Honey Jar, where would you recommend getting them online? ebay? ediblelandscaping.com?

Thanks much,
-Layne in NoVA

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 11:52PM
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loveoffoodforests

Has anyone tried coco jujube? :-) it sounds great but I can not find any info other than burnt ridge nursery and one other site of which I cannot remember. They both say nearly the same thing which isn't much? Tastes like coconut! :-)

Also... Are like and sugar cane good for Washington state zone 6?

William

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 12:53AM
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