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Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:46:35 PM »
Is there something wrong with my thornless green jujube? It is supposed to be evergreen, but lost ileaves after transplanting. New leaves are sprouting out now but they look dry. I remember older leaves had glossy top. Any recommendation to improve its condition? I fertilized it with bioflora 6-6-5 and use 20-20-20 plus trace elements at low settings when watering with drip emitter.



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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 05:35:32 AM »
Maybe overwatering? Check for spidermites or other insects.

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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 06:54:56 PM »
Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana) usually doesn't tolerate below 45 degrees F and in zone 9b you have to take it indoor during winter.
Usually wait for fertilizing till the root strengthens in couple years. All varieties of jujubes mostly flower by the 2nd year and some  in the first year. Indian jujube is an evergreen in the tropical climate whereas the Chinese ones are deciduous.


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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 12:52:21 AM »
We did get a lot of high 30s nights until last month and it was in ground without any protection. I am hoping it will start to grow since weather is warming up. I didn't see any mites, webs or any insects on the leaves so far.

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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:06:35 AM »
We did get a lot of high 30s nights until last month and it was in ground without any protection. I am hoping it will start to grow since weather is warming up. I didn't see any mites, webs or any insects on the leaves so far.

Jujube are tough trees and they will grow back. Just make sure you don;t over fertilize it. Using something like fish emulsion or Kelp extract is a better option especially for young trees,imo.

You can add low dose of chelated trace Elements to your irrigation tank (I do it once every 3 weeks) and you should see better growth and higher resistance to diseases in general.
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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 09:29:09 AM »
 I agree with evilfruit Indian jujubes are tough. I had 30F 2 years ago
and my 2 trees didn't even lose their leaves. I never water fertilize or do anything and
my trees are loaded with fruit in the Winter. I do cut them way back in the Spring. All
of next years fruit will be on new growth. I am in Florida though and have different humidity
and wind.

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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
Good to know. Are your trees get direct sun, mine is partially shaded until mid day. Wondering if that will effect fruit production?

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Re: Indian thornless green jujube leaves
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 08:47:56 PM »
Mine are full sun
I notice my trees flower heavy in July and only set a few fruit. Then they flower again
in the Fall and I get my crop around Xmas when not much else is fruiting
One year I tried to airlayer a big branch around July and that branch had about
200 fruit. The airlayer was not successful and then around Xmas I got the usual
whole tree full of fruit. The one bad thing about the Indian jujube is the fruit is
the best green. When it starts to turn red it taste horrible, The fruit has so much fruit in such a
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