I just got back from 2 weeks in Croatia. We started in Istra and moved south, ending in Cilipi. Everything was incredible, but our hosts (we did Airbnb) were particularly phenomenal in Cilipi. They also had a very nice garden of olives, tomatoes, peppers, etc. etc…
I was thinking of shipping them a juju or something similar they didn’t have–the area is lousy with figs, melons, etc., but I thought they might really enjoy a juju, either as a potted or specimen plant. My question is, does anyone know a place that is going to be able to ship to them in Croatia and not charge a fortune for certificates, etc? I assume Burnt Ridge, etc. either won’t ship or will for a small fortune, but does anyone on the other side of the Atlantic have a reputable place to recommend in Europe for mail-order trees?
I believe Mark’s asking for a nursery recommendation in Europe where he may purchase a tree online to have shipped to his hosts.
He would simply pay a nursery and they’d send an already grafted tree. That’s what he’s looking to do. None grafting involved; however he needs to know which European nursery/nurseries sells jujubes and are a respectable/reliable source of good to excellent plant material.
I’m on it, Mark. I’ll have an answer for you tomorrow. A long-time conifer friend turned fruit grower also like myself has a few and I know one of his is Sugar Cane. I’ve emailed him as of a moment ago.
couldn’t trace who, but someone pm’d me a couple years ago who’s from croatia(or nearby) who was visiting usa. He said seeds are ok to be brought in to that part of the world so sent him some to a us address.
of course seeds will not breed true, but being from preferred varieties, there’s a higher chance of ‘winning’ the genetic lottery
the turnover for jujus from seed can be incredibly early. Most will bear flowers on second yr and some will bear fruits. The incredibly precocious ones have bloomed at ~5 months of age.
sending budwood is obviously the most ideal, but quite certain is subject to quarantine and additional costs