Jujube in Central Europe

My name is Pavel and I grow persimmon, pawpaw and jujube in Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. Jujube crops heavily every year. Here are some pics of my own selection which I call “Halina”. It is actually the best fresh eating variety.

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Welcome Harbin,

You finally found Us. I like your persimmons threads in the old Gardenweb. Very nice jujube, how does it tastes?. Do you dry them? Btw, how are the persimmons? Have you try out the new persimmon Hybrids like Jt-02, and Kasandra?

Tony

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Tony, it is crunchy and sweet when fresh. Juiciness varies from year to year. When I compare it with Sugar Cane it is very similar in taste slightly larger and soft skinned. Yes I dry them, they fit nicely in my Ezidry dehydrator. When dry I vaccuum them they last very long. What I like on jujubes is that they are never affected by spring frosts.
Persimmons here are prone to damage by spring frosts but I always get some fruit. I don’t grow Jt-02 and Kasandra but have some new ukrainian hybrids - hopefully see some fruit next year.

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thanks for sharing @Harbin! You guys in continental eurasia are sooo lucky!

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I really like Li and Honey Jar. HJ is a favorite with my family. It is very crunchy, sweet, thin skin, more juice than any jujube varieties, its still tastes good while in green stage, earliest ripening in cold region, and very productive in full sun for my Z5. I will crank up the volume of 10 HJs next Spring.

Tony

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Nice, that you are here Pavel.

Great harvest :slight_smile:

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Iam also trying to grow the Sugar Cane that i got from you.

For now it has been in a pot and will be planted next spring. (Along with Superrosseyanka Persimmon and many others)

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Glad to see all these jujubes in Europe !

Will try to get some trees one day in my land in France.

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Pavel,

Welcome!!! Your trees are so fruitful. Thank you for posting pics for us to see.

Where are you in relation to Prague?

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Pavel
Sir that is a very impressive tree that is very productive and you grew it from a seed that is even more important
You named it Halina very nice trees and very production

If you should ever need any more cultivars let me know and I sure we can work up a trade

Cliff England

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this international correspondence about jujubes broadens and diversifies perspectives and possibilities :thumbsup:

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Thank you all for a positive response. Cliff, I am going to contact you very soon. Right now I am quite busy processing this bountiful crop. I was hoping that some of the european members will join in and show us what jujubes they grow. It is quite popular in Croatia, Slovenia and other countries. Incidentally, I have heard some anecdotal saying in Marseille, Southern France that when you grow a jujube it will bring you a “bad luck”. In Italy, though, it is believed that planting jujube brings you a “good fortune”. In any case do grow jujube it is very rewarding and never disappointing.

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Getting ready for a good crop again. This is my beloved Halina…

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WOW, just WOW. I guess you support the tree, and the trees are just beautiful.

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those european jujus are so seductive :heart_eyes:

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Raf,. That’s rated R!!

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thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s juju’s. Guilty as charged, yes.
Couldn’t help but react seeing such provocative photos…

“really love your jujus want to shake your tree” sang steve miller band, lol

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I hope I live long enough to see one of my trees look like that… that’s better than admitting to be covetous!!

Katy

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glad to hear it wasn’t just me. Sinner-y loves company

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Best Jujube photos I’ve seen in a while - truly beautiful. Excellent work Harbin.

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After years of trying we finally Have Halina grafted I found it very hard to graft and was fickle about taking

This year We received some really good scion wood thanks to Friends

Its growing well but it will be several years before it is available

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