Ziziphus Mauritiana 10 Seeds, Indian Jujube, Chinese Apple, Plum, Date, Fruit Tree Shrub



Ziziphus mauritiana
Also known as: Indian Jujube, Chinese Apple

A valuable commercial fruit crop, the plant is widely cultivated, especially in southeastern Asia, but also in various other regions including Africa, India, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas.

It is a multi-branched, evergreen, thorny tree with a spreading crown. It grows up to 15 meters tall with a bole 40cm or more in diameter. It can spread by suckers to form a thicket of growth. Where climatic conditions are severe, it is commonly a compact shrub growing only 3 - 4 meters tall.
They are well adapted to harsh environments and provide harvest, even during droughts, when other staple crops fail and are used as emergency food during times of food shortage.

The delicious fruit is eaten raw or preserve with a sour to sweet flavor, and can be made into a floury meal, butter, or a cheese-like paste, or used as a condiment. The yellow-orange to brown fruit turns black at maturity; They are roundish to oblong in shape, up to 50mm long and about 25mm wide with a whitish flesh. Seeds have a sweet flavor and are eaten as a snack. Young leaves can be cooked as a vegetable.

Traditionally, the plant has been of high medicinal value. Way to many amazing benefits to list here!

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade. USDA zone 5-10

This offer is for 10 seeds.