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Jujube anyone?

Post  Raymondo on Sun May 11, 2008 4:23 pm

Is anyone growing this fruit tree? It sounds quite interesting.

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Post  robbin on Mon May 12, 2008 6:41 am

Ray, this site has good info

http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/jujube.html

and I'm pretty sure Phoenix Seeds has/had them listed. I've always thought we were too cold to grow them, so that might be a problem for you too?

Let's know if you find out otherwise.

Cheers, Penny.
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Post  Fran on Mon May 12, 2008 7:49 am

Ray you'll find it on that Indian site I posted the other day I think - they add it to pickles and sometimes eat it fresh with spices and salt - I've lost the particular link where I read that sorry.

Tree is thorny I think? - there are different varieties least two - one with a green berry and the other red ? - not sure.

This is the site I posted before anyway and there is some more info.

http://www.nandyala.org/mahanandi/archives/2006/10/15/gangi-regu-pandlu-fruits-of-india/
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Post  Blossom on Mon May 12, 2008 11:32 am

I've never heard of it! Sounds interesting. I'm off to Snug at the weekend for Liam's 2nd birthday party. I might call round at Phoenix and see if they have them.
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Post  Raymondo on Mon May 12, 2008 2:42 pm

Penny, do you mean summers too cool for good fruit production?
Armidale winters shouldn't be a problem, even at -15C, as the jujube is hardy down to -30C or so. However, sometimes the summers can be cool, like the one just gone where temps barely made it to 25C. But that's not every year, thankfully. Our midsummer temps are often in the low 30s which I'm hoping will be hot enough.
And Blossom, please stop putting references up to that blog. Every time I go there I end up spending hours trawling through recipes!

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Post  Blossom on Mon May 12, 2008 4:06 pm

Hee hee - I'm going to put up Cosmic's Cooking book one of these days!
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Post  Fran on Tue May 13, 2008 7:54 am

Found some more info and thought I'd better post to correct what I said in my first post. Seems there are way more than 2 cultivars. Also the red and green berries I referred to are simply the ripe and green fruit Embarassed

People in India eat the unripe fruit with salt so suppose it tastes like a salty apple Surprised Can make liqueur from it too.

This is more helpful -

http://www.amalakijuicepros.com/jujube-fruit.html
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Post  Raymondo on Tue May 13, 2008 12:41 pm

Just glanced back and noticed that the culprit was Fran, not Blossom! Oh well, I've given in and now book marked it and have already copied a few recipes from it.

And thanks for the info on the jujube Penny and Fran.

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Post  Blossom on Tue May 13, 2008 1:21 pm

Phew - I wondered what was going on - haven't posted a recipe for a while. Must do so...
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Post  Fran on Wed May 14, 2008 6:51 am

Raymondo, don't forget to try the Roasted Cap Chutney Very Happy

Oh and the pickled cucumber which is easy as - made in seconds. Smile
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Post  robbin on Thu May 15, 2008 5:31 am

Ray, I take that back about Phoenix. The catalogues I've found, not the latest thought cause I can't find that, don't list Jujube. So I can't remember where I've seen them listed. A touch of Old Timers'.
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Post  Scarecrow on Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:06 pm

robbin wrote:Ray, I take that back about Phoenix. The catalogues I've found, not the latest thought cause I can't find that, don't list Jujube. So I can't remember where I've seen them listed. A touch of Old Timers'.

It's OK Robbin the latest Phoenix catalogue does have it listed...as Chinese Date Ziziphus jujube.
If that's the same plant The Food Forest at Gawler near Adelaide grow them. Check out this link to a fact sheet about them.
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