[nafex] Jujube

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 14:34:52 EST 2017


>>Interesting concept. Do you provide any heat in the hoophouse? If not, how is it any different than having the figs outside? I

No heat.  In Wisconsin the hoophouse would extend the frostless
growing season by 6 weeks in each end of the season...  Concentrates
and collects the heat.  Reduce wind damage to zero. Protection from
bird predation. Makes it much easier to keep the roots of the figs
from freezing.  Figs also do fine producing on first year wood so I'm
focusing on varieties that ripen early.



 >>wouldn't have thought that figs would set fruit on new sprouts from
the ground. I would have guessed they'd only fruit on new wood coming
off of second year wood.

I think that's pretty much what's happening, the sprouts are coming
from the top of the stump that's left.  it also seems like sprouts are
coming from below the stump and they don't set fruit.


>>Of course figs are naturally bushy, whereas jujubes seem to be trees. I don't know how they would do being cut to the ground. It does sound like jujubes can survive down to -28 (probably depending on variety, as some are listed at just -10.)


this is mostly what I was wondering, maybe I can just keep a few of
them growing as dwarfs and wrap them the way some people wrap figs...


>>Traditionally people bend the fig trees to the ground and cover them, rather than cut them to the ground. Could you do that in your hoophouse?


with the number of figs that I'm putting in that would be way too much
work, but I'll probably try it for a tree or two...

~mIEKAL





On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 12:59 PM, Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com> wrote:
> Interesting concept. Do you provide any heat in the hoophouse? If not, how
> is it any different than having the figs outside? I wouldn't have thought
> that figs would set fruit on new sprouts from the ground. I would have
> guessed they'd only fruit on new wood coming off of second year wood.
>
> Of course figs are naturally bushy, whereas jujubes seem to be trees. I
> don't know how they would do being cut to the ground. It does sound like
> jujubes can survive down to -28 (probably depending on variety, as some are
> listed at just -10.)
>
> Traditionally people bend the fig trees to the ground and cover them, rather
> than cut them to the ground. Could you do that in your hoophouse?
>
> Regards,
>
> Jay
>
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> On 1/3/2017 8:28 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
>>
>> I've put up a hoophouse to grow figs in z4 Wisconsin.  The figs will
>> all be cut back to the ground each year, covered with bales of hay and
>> the varieties chosen that will ripen fruit the quickest...   I wonder
>> if this technique would work for jujubes, since you say the fruit is
>> set on new growth.  I imagine the season length in the greenhouse will
>> be something like early April - November...
>>
>> ~mIEKAL
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 7:46 PM, Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Here is the (very quick) reply from Dr. Shengrui Yao:
>>>
>>> Hi Jay,
>>> Winter hardiness is one thing and the other issue is the frost free
>>> days-length of growing season. If you season is too short, most cultivars
>>> could not be fully mature.
>>> To me, the frost free days is more critical than winter low temperature
>>> in
>>> your area. But you can get 1-2 cultivars and try it.
>>> Happy Holidays!
>>>
>>> Shengrui
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jay
>>>
>>> Jay Cutts
>>> Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>>> Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Prep Book
>>> Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Flash Cards
>>> Lead Author, Barron's LSAT Prep Book
>>> (505)-281-0684
>>> 10 am to 10 pm Mt Time, 7 days
>>>
>>> On 12/28/2016 5:06 PM, Henry via nafex wrote:
>>>>
>>>> How long is the growing season at 7000 feet in New Mexico?
>>>>
>>>> Any chance of learning which cultivars survived at the Sustainable Ag
>>>> Science Center in Alcalde?
>>>>
>>>> --Henry Fieldseth
>>>> Minneapolis, MN, Zone 4
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------------------------
>>>> On Wed, 12/28/16, Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>    Subject: Re: [nafex] Jujube
>>>>    To: "mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit
>>>> Experimenters"
>>>> <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>>>>    Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:14 PM
>>>>      Thanks, Mark. I had seen
>>>>    the original research report. I thought Alcalde
>>>>    was more like 5000 but could be wrong. I think
>>>>    I remember the report
>>>>    saying that they
>>>>    weren't getting fruit at Alcalde.
>>>>      In any case you inspired me to write directly
>>>>    to Dr. Yao to see what she
>>>>    thinks.
>>>>      This is one of the things I
>>>>    appreciate about this list so much. Great
>>>>    expertise and enthusiasm among you all!!
>>>>      Regards,
>>>>      Jay
>>>>      Jay
>>>>    Cutts
>>>>    Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>>>>    Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Prep Book
>>>>    Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Flash Cards
>>>>    Lead Author, Barron's LSAT Prep Book
>>>>    (505)-281-0684
>>>>    10 am to 10 pm
>>>>    Mt Time, 7 days
>>>>      On
>>>>    12/28/2016 2:52 PM, mark wessel wrote:
>>>>    >
>>>>    Jay
>>>>    >
>>>>    > The most
>>>>    recent Hort Science has an article “Jujube, an Alternative
>>>>    Fruit crop for the Southwestern US”. The author is from
>>>>    New Mexico State. Evidently they are trialing over 50
>>>>    cultivars at the Sustainable Ag Science Center in Alcalde.
>>>>    It is at least 5700 ft elevation. They referenced a
>>>>    hardiness to -30C or -22F.
>>>>    > The authors
>>>>    name is Shengrui Yao.
>>>>    > Also, Gordon
>>>>    Tooley of Tooleys trees may have some insight into hardiness
>>>>    in NM.
>>>>    >
>>>>    > Mark
>>>>    >
>>>>    >
>>>>    >
>>>>    >
>>>>    >
>>>>    >
>>>>    >> On Dec 28, 2016, at 3:18 PM, Jay Cutts
>>>>    <orders at cuttsreviews.com>
>>>>    wrote:
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> Has
>>>>    anyone successfully grown jujube in zone 5 or colder?
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> I'm in NM
>>>>    at 7000 feet. There are a number of trees that I've
>>>>    tried here that ought to grow in even colder climates but
>>>>    which get their tops killed in the winter. I think it's
>>>>    a combination of temperature (record lows have been -25),
>>>>    wind, strong sun, dryness, thaw and freeze. The trees that
>>>>    have topped-killed include Illinois Everbearing mulberry,
>>>>    American persimmon, and walnuts. The American persimmons
>>>>    eventually get tough enough growth to survive, but any
>>>>    grafted plants lose the grafted portion.
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> I'm
>>>>    concerned that the tops of jujubes would not make it. Any
>>>>    experience?
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> Regards,
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> Jay
>>>>    >>
>>>>    >> Jay Cutts
>>>>    >>
>>>>    Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>>>>    >>
>>>>    Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Prep Book
>>>>    >> Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Flash
>>>>    Cards
>>>>    >> Lead Author, Barron's
>>>>    LSAT Prep Book
>>>>    >> (505)-281-0684
>>>>    >> 10 am to 10 pm Mt Time, 7 days
>>>>    >>
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