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Thai giant jujube
« on: November 19, 2023, 02:30:22 PM »
Is anyone growing this and if so how are you liking it? I just got mine a couple months ago and itís holding a bunch of fruit. Are they self fertile? Mine came pollinated from the nursery so Iím worried about future pollination as I only have the one tree. How long does the fruit take to mature from blossom? Hereís mine. Itís still flowering!





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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2023, 03:05:08 PM »
* It is self fertile, at least mine is
* Take about 4 months for the fruits mature, the fruits will turn yellow-geen color.  Harvest around February.
* Size about a small green apple if you thin the fruits.

Just curious, how much you pay for your tree?

Here is a picture of my fruits now, I didn't thin the fruits.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2023, 03:29:00 PM »
It was $200. I probably paid a bit more than I shouldíve but it got delivered to my door with fruits hanging. I paid for the convenience more than anything. Those are your fruits now? Arenít those ready for harvest?
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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2023, 03:46:11 PM »
$200 is a reasonable price for that size. 
Yes, those are the fruits are hanging on my tree. They are not ripe yet.  My camera flashlight makes them look like they are ready to harvest.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 02:06:47 AM »
I grafted mine on a few branches of Lee and Lang early this year.  One graft is currently has green fruits. I don't know what will happen, since the rootstocks, Lee and Lang are starting dormancy.

I used to eat this in my childhood.  The fruits are big and crunchy; I mean you can hear the crispy sound when you byte.  They are of mild to medium sweetness.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2023, 11:21:13 AM »
They seem to be self-pollinating.
The fruit usually starts maturing in late December.

To me the fruit is just all right, maybe a little nicer than starfruit but we don't have many options at that time of year.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 01:17:27 PM »
Only need one tree. Fruit is okay tastewise. It is wonderful as a refreshing winter fruit. I've learned not all fruits need to be flavor bombs. Also, is medicinal. Anecdotally, my kid was suffering from growing pains, and when ate at least one jujube, no growing pains that night.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 09:59:00 PM »
I grafted mine on a few branches of Lee and Lang early this year.  One graft is currently has green fruits. I don't know what will happen, since the rootstocks, Lee and Lang are starting dormancy.

I used to eat this in my childhood.  The fruits are big and crunchy; I mean you can hear the crispy sound when you byte.  They are of mild to medium sweetness.

Its good to know they are graft compatible from a first hand source. I don't think you will have any trouble from the rootstock going dormant. Flying Dragon is used as rootstock for evergreen citrus all the time with no issue.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 11:50:27 PM »
Only need one tree. Fruit is okay tastewise. It is wonderful as a refreshing winter fruit. I've learned not all fruits need to be flavor bombs. Also, is medicinal. Anecdotally, my kid was suffering from growing pains, and when ate at least one jujube, no growing pains that night.
Thatís good to know. I wasnít expecting a flavor bomb as long as itís a strong winter producer and gets me a nice fix of fiber. Glad it helps your kid. Iím still young enough to vividly remember my bouts of growing pains. Youíd think I was obese with how many stretch marks I got. Hopefully my future kids can benefit as well  ;D
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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2023, 10:04:24 AM »
I always use girdling to increase production

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2023, 10:18:06 AM »
I always use girdling to increase production

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Girdling has helped ours as well.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2023, 05:51:22 PM »
Iíve never tried girdling before.. is it not detrimental to the long term health of the tree?
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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2023, 07:14:23 PM »
Just make it in some branches. I make it on the trunk and the tree is ok.
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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2023, 07:30:05 PM »
Accidentally girdled ours, to lift it back up after a storm. Tree grew over the rope, and flowered like crazy that year. Ours grows pretty aggressively, and has recovered well from a few girdlings now, even on the main trunk. It flowers and fruits well now without girdling.

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2023, 09:07:05 PM »
I bought a small air layer last winter and now it's 6' tall. II wish temperate jujubes grew even half this fast. The flowers have a lot more odor than temperate jujubes. t has a few small fruit hanging on it after flowering profusely. The flowers have an odd smell (not bad, just odd).

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Re: Thai giant jujube
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2023, 06:56:35 PM »
I have 2 trees. It's so productive and vigorous growing.I have heard there are Taiwanese and Vietnamese variety that get really big similar to an egg and sweet. I don't really care much for the fruit except to grow as rootstock and graft for it later on.

 

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