[NAFEX] Bearberry (Cascara sagrada)

philip sauber mrtejas at lycos.com
Tue Apr 1 22:31:30 EST 2003

What is ring budding?

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 02:41:08  
 Dr. Chiranjit Parmar wrote:
>Jujube, called BER in Hindi, is a fairly important commercial fruit crop in
>warm and dry parts of the North West India ( states of Punjab, Haryana and
>Rajasthan).  It is grown in this area since long and now its cultivation is
>is increasing every year.
>Here the plants are propagated by ring budding on the seedlings of wild BER
>which is very closely related to commercial BER, at the most may be another
>species of the genus Zizyphus as there has always been a controversy in the
>botanical classification of Zizyphus among taxonomists.
>I do not think that one needs to go that as  Cascara for finding a rootstock
>for jujube.
>Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
>Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Indian Fruits
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Dr. Ethan Natelson <natelson at pipeline.com>
>To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 7:18 AM
>Subject: [NAFEX] Bearberry (Cascara sagrada)
>> Dear Group,
>>      I was looking through "Pomona in Review, The First Year", and came
>> across an article by one of the founders of NAFEX, Milo Gibson.  He
>> concerning a grafting technique, "The only luck the writer has had putting
>> variety jujube on seedling jujube or on Cascara sagrada, a cousin of the
>> jujube, has been with this graft".  According to a reference source I
>> Cascara sagrada (also called bearberry, which is a name also applied to
>> certain Haws) is a type of Buckthorn (Rhamnus purshiana syn. Frangula
>> purshiana).  Does anyone know if, indeed, jujube is compatible with it as
>> rootstock and, if so, any nursery that carries this plant?  The laxative
>> cascara, apparently comes from its seeds.
>> Ethan Natelson
>> Houston, Texas
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