I have. A friend gave me many jujube seeds from the middle east. I
cracked open the hard shell in a vise and each contained two seeds. I
germinated many of them. Just last month I cut down the last two jujube
trees. They are rapid growers.
You might have seeds from a tree planted too far north. The tree
survives, but the seeds do not mature. My jujube berries, a few
hundreds a year, get close to turning color before first frost. I have
several little trees nearby, but the germination fraction has to be a
few percent only. If that is the case, you plant the shrub for its
looks (summer or winter, not a bad specimen), because the berries will
not make it.
Thanks for the info. I found all jujube seeds were hollow from three
sources - fresh, and dried from the food market and from a seed
company. I have another problem - trying to sprout some guavas. Of
five that sprouted two are growing but very slowly, at least above
ground (below ground seems to be more vigorous). But three sprouted
little leafless stems less than 1/2 inch and just sit there, week after
week, with no change whatsoever. Any special conditions for sprouting
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