Buffalo Thorn Ziziphus mucronata

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Botanical Name:

Ziziphus mucronata

Family:

Rhamnaceae

Genus:

Ziziphus

Species:

mucronata

Common Name:

Buffalo Thorn

Lot#:
9401
Seeds Per Pound:
1,086
Quantity:
0.62 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
67
Germination:
99%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
99%
Height:
10-40 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
1994
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9
In Stock: 0.62 lb
Prices
  • ZIZIPHUS mucronata

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
4 oz
$9.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 48 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: may also require warm stratification, so germinatioin may be delayed by 1 year.
In a Nutshell:
* The fruit are roughly grape size, and ripen into a deep red.
* Many farmers use the buffalo thorn as a natural fence.
* The leaves are edible, and can be cooked into tasty spinach.
* The leaves can be used as an aphrodisiac.
* A beer can be made from the fruit.
* An extract of the roots is given as a painkiller. more...
* Native to tropical Africa.
* Used to make rosaries. more...