Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jujube 又是棗子成熟時



This year's jujube is sweeter than last year's, maybe it has to do with watering less and stressing the tree. I know it is true of the cantaloupes and melons I grew over the summer. I withheld water on the cantaloupes for the last 7-10 days before harvest, they were SOOOOOO sweet, the most fragrant, sweetest, and juiciest cantaloupes I ever tasted.

9/30/09 Latest news on imported jujube, goji, and ginsen etc.:
The article was in Chinese, it said jujubes, goji, ginsen etc. from China contain large amount of pesticides, preservatives, and colorants, so beware when you purchase them from store, soak and wash thoroughly before use.

13 comments:

  1. 這樣的照片看不出你家棗兒的壯碩,我把你家的乾紅棗跟我買的市售乾紅棗一比, 乖乖隆地洞 你家的整整高人家一倍.

    今年的棗泥餡有你的愛心. 謝謝哈.

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  2. Web
    謝謝﹐最喜歡你的棗泥餅餅了。
    棗子晒好跟種子一起飛去泥家哈。

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  3. 自家種d?
    如果是的話,棗樹長得怎様的?好奇ing...

    聴説毎天食3粒紅棗,人的臉色粉紅粉紅d,呵呵

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  4. Lemontea
    棗樹大概有40ft(12m)高, 我們都儘量砍頭不讓它向天空發展。

    每天食3粒紅棗,人的臉色粉紅粉紅d﹖
    你是說年輕妹妹吧﹐我們老KK的沒用啦﹐不過要小心喔﹐有些紅棗會有毒的﹐看看些裡===>
    http://www.worldjournal.com/pages/full_news/push?article-%E7%B4%85%E6%A3%97%E6%9E%B8%E6%9D%9E+%E9%80%BE%E4%B8%83%E6%88%90%E9%A9%97%E5%87%BA%E8%BE%B2%E8%97%A5%20&id=3760721&instance=noon

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  5. in our GOV DEFAR forum already been told in early Feb09 :
    'from China contain large amount of pesticides, preservatives, and colorants, so beware when you purchase them!'

    all had to be destroy!

    I want to ask you how long had u had your jujube plant?
    I'm thinking to buy one from nursery!

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  6. 媒人Mac
    請留幾粒棗"核"給我, 真的, 只要核就好. 小三替我寄了思思家的棗核, 卻被偷啦!>__<

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  7. Shar
    I have the tree for about 6 years, when I purchased the tree it was about 7-8'(2.4m)tall, maybe 3-5 yrs old, it grows fast and with lots of suckers, it bore fruits the same year.

    Tahai,
    OK留些“核"給你﹐下次去舊屋看看有沒有suckers, 如果長工沒挖掉的話﹐找個小的給你﹐醬比較快。

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  8. Mac,
    好美的枣子。真令人羡慕!
    它能在芝加哥过冬吗? 還有,你知不知道有谁在美国种中国的山楂树?我看过美国的山楂树,果子太小了。

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  9. Calvin
    Don't temp me, I have not seen any Chinese 山楂树.
    I saw almond trees yesterday and I was sooooooo tempted to buy one, but the label says it needs 2 varieties of almond trees to pollinate, that settles it, I walked away.
    BTW if I grow anymore trees I cannot grow veggies. It's either fish or bear paws!!!!!!

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  10. 嘿嘿,今天公司楼下的水果店有賣新鮮冬棗,一盒2新元。

    圓圓的一粒,和你的有点不一様。遅点貼出来

    第一次吃,眞的和店員説的一様,脆脆的,微甜

    如果常有新鮮的棗子,我也不想買可能有毒的干紅棗。。。

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  11. Lemontea
    我家棗子是長圓型的﹐我都是晒乾煮湯或糖水之類﹐沒耐性磨泥用它做點心。

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  12. MAC:
    This is 中国的山楂树

    http://www.raintreenursery.com/catalog/producttype.cfm?producttype=Hawthorn

    I am thinking the JuJube, but in this website said zone 6-10 and another website is zone 5-10-same name-Lin and Lang. I have thinking to order some fruits from this website-chinese prune mum and so one. But the JUJUBE conflict zone make me not order any thing yet. Do you think your jujube will survive in my zone 5?? I am check your post to see if you talk anything about zone but I found you and you friend talks the 山楂 so I just post that weblink to you. 志同(another web friend) got one from that website and she said it grow pretty good-she is in TX.

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  13. pf,
    Thanks for the link, I don't have space at the new house to grow Chinese hawthorn.
    I think jujube prefers warmer temp, I'll check around and let you know.

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