Roger Meyer Jujube Lecture

Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)July 15, 2013

Good infos if you are interested in growing Jujube.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: Roger Meyer Jujube Lecture

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mrsg47(7)

Tony, just looked up this fruit which I have never grown, let alone eaten. Do you cook them, or dry them? Are they as sweet as dates and what makes them worth growing? Thanks, Mrs. G

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:11PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Mrs, G.

They can be eat out of hand, dry, or cook. Lang is a drying variety. Good eating variety are Li, Honey Jar, Sugarcane, and GA-866. They taste very sweet and crunchy and date like when dry. Scott can fill in with more Infos.

Tony

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 8:24PM
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mrsg47(7)

Can you store them in jars for winter? thanks, this fruit is intriguing.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 9:11PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

ga 866 has production issues up north, might wanna skip this one

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 9:23PM
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bob_z6(6b/7a SW CT)

That's a very interesting video. I'm about half way through and noticed something which may be of interest to Fruitnut. Roger mentioned (around the 25 minute mark) that if the tree doesn't have enough water, the fruit size is very tiny. Further, the first thing the tree does when under pressure is steal the water from the fruit, which makes it mushy and ruins the quality. It sounds a lot like the experience FN described last year with his first crop of Jujube.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 12:02AM
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