Ziziphus - Plant
Description for Ziziphus
Ziziphus is a genus of about 40 species of spiny shrubs and small trees in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae, distributed in the warm-temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. The leaves are alternate, entire, with three prominent basal veins, and 2-7 cm long; some species are deciduous, others evergreen.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Chinese date, ber, Chinee/Chinkee apple, jujube, Indian plum, Regi pandu, Indian jujube, dunks, masau||white to greenish-yellow||May to June||15.00 to 30.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plants can be grown as a hedge. Wood - dense, hard, compact, tough. Used for turnery, agricultural implements etc. It makes an excellent fuel.
|full sun||It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.||Water plant once in a week||Very well adapted to desert climate||apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Ziziphus
- A single application of nitrogen prior to the growing season helps with fruit production.
- Although this hardy tree will tolerate drought, regular water will help with fruit production.
- There are no known pest or disease problems with this tree.
Typical uses of Ziziphus
Special features: They are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter.
Culinary use: The fruit can be eaten fresh, dried like dates or cooked in puddings, cakes, breads, jellies, soups etc
This powder is used in the preparation of 'kochujang', a fermented hot pepper-soybean paste.
Medicinal use: It aids weight gain, improves muscular strength and increases stamina etc.
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