Has anyone here had any luck propagating these from cuttings? If so what was your methods please?
I am wanting to purchase many more plants but doing so will surely put me in the poor house.
I just took delivery of 4 che varieties which are Ct early, Ct Late, a seedless and California dreaming. They were mailed from Englands Orchard and Nursery and look very healthy.
Ive already planted 2 seedless ( E-bay purchase ) some months ago which are doing fantastic and am waiting for a single male che plant to arrive thru the mail. ( again E-bay )
As far as Jujube I have a ling and a lang purchased from Trees of Antiquity and the plants they sent were spectacular and again appear to be doing fantastic after being in the sand for a couple months now.
I have a jujube un marked seedling, bought it locally.
I have a Che and a couple JuJube (started last spring)… my JuJube are Shanx Li, and GA866.
My Che was purchased from Englands Orchard & Nursery… it is very small still but last year it’s first year a hard late frost almost did it in… It is basically a 3 ft tall whip now, and on it’s 2nd year. Hopefully it will grow some this year.
No idea how to propagate them but I bet others here will help you on that.
Jujubes are a little weird to prune too… they just sort of grow funky. The new growth on them is such bright green and shiny it almost does not look real. I was checking mine out today on my lunch hour.
I ordered a GA866 from Gurneys, waited months for its arrival and just kept getting put off, finally they told me they couldnt fill my order.
I think they knew that from the get go but were trying to get me to order more plants from them as they barraged me with discount codes for more plants after I placed my initial order.
Ive never tasted a jujube or a che fruit, mixed reviews on the net, I dont really care if they taste poorly, I just like having oddball stuff and from what Ive read these 2 plants should do fantastic in my desert like soil.
Some plants are hard to propagate from cuttings. You could try layering or grow out seeds from these trees and use seedlings as rootstocks and graft your cuttings on them. I have never tasted either of these fruits but have young jujube trees. Many here say some like Honey Jar are excellent
Thanks for the comments/suggestions. I will look into the Black Wolfberry for sure, I leave today for my vacation to my property, no internet to speak of, my comments may be sparse for the next 10 days.
I honestly believe that how a fruit tastes is gonna have alot to do with the soil its living in and the nutrients it absorbs. I dont think that asking online how someone elses fruit tastes would be an accurate determining factor of how our own fruit might taste.
Che is very easy to propagate by cuttings but you may not want to. Che on its own roots is eventually very invasive and will send up suckers 20 feet away from the tree and the suckers will have nasty 2-4 inch thorns. The suckers can form thickets. If you want che, it’s better to graft it on Osage orange.