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Germination of

Ziziphus Jujuba

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Ziziphus Jujuba

Ziziphus jujuba: Ziziphus jujuba, also known as the Chinese jujube, can be grown from seed. To germinate the seeds, first, scarify the seeds with sandpaper or a knife to break the seed coat. Then soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. After soaking, plant the seeds in well-draining soil and cover them lightly with soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged and place the container in a warm, bright location. Germination usually takes 2-4 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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