Pignut, Jojoba, Goat Nut, Deer Nut, Wild Hazel, Quinine Nut, Coffeeberry, Grey Box Bush Simmondsia chinensis - Simmondsia californica

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Botanical Name:

Simmondsia chinensis

Family:

Simmondsiaceae

Genus:

Simmondsia

Species:

chinensis

Common Name:

Pignut, Jojoba, Goat Nut, Deer Nut, Wild Hazel, Quinine Nut, Coffeeberry, Grey Box Bush

Seeds Per Pound:
731
Quantity:
10.82 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
7
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-6 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2021
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 10.82 lb
Prices
  • Simmondsia chinensis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$6.95
1 oz
$16.00
1 lb
$64.50
1 kg
$128.00
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Jojoba grows to 1–2 metres (3.3–6.6 ft) tall, with a broad, dense crown. The leaves are opposite, oval in shape, 2–4 centimetres (0.79–1.6 in) long and 1.5–3 centimetres (0.59–1.2 in) broad, thick waxy glaucous gray-green in color. The flowers are small, greenish-yellow, with 5–6 sepals and no petals. Each plant is single-sex , either male or female, with hermaphrodites being extremely rare. The fruit is an acorn-shaped ovoid, three-angled capsule 1–2 centimetres (0.39–0.79 in) long, partly enclosed at the base by the sepals. The mature seed is a hard oval, dark brown in color and contains an oil (liquid wax) content of approximately 54%. An average-size bush produces 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) of pollen , to which few humans are allergic. Jojoba foliage provides year-round food opportunity for many animals, including deer , javelina , bighorn sheep , and livestock. The nuts are eaten by squirrels , rabbits , other rodents , and larger birds. Only Bailey's Pocket Mouse , however, is known to be able to digest the wax found inside the jojoba nut. more...
* A much-branched evergreen shrub, dull-green or sage-green leaves, small green flowers, male and female on separate plants, produces edible nuts, the oil from which was once used as a substitute for sperm oil, needs full sun, dry soil, native to the deserts of the southwest U.S., where it is used as a hedge .