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CRFG Publications 1969-1989 Index - Z

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ZAIRE

  • Agroforestry in Zaire. By Roy M. Danforth. 1986 YB, pp 37-48
  • Letter from Zaire. By Roy Danforth and Paul Noren. 1987 #4, pp 20-24
  • Rare Fruit in Zaire. By Roy Danforth. 1987 J, pp 13-15

ZAMBO See Rollinia


ZAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA - Coontie, Florida Arrowroot
This South Florida native is a cycad with palm-like leaves 2-3' long. The thick, under-grown, starchy stem is edible but the root is deadly poisonous unless it is first peeled, pounded, ground, boiled, mashed, washed with plenty of water, drained and dried. The run-off water is known to kill cattle.

ZANTHOXULIUM PIPERITUM See Japanese Pepper Leaf

ZANZIBAR COFFEE - Coffea zanguebariae

ZAPOTE BLANCO - Casimiroa edulis

ZAPOTE

  • A.K.A. Zapote. By Lois Fonseca. 1989 J, pp 53-54

ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS See Ginger


ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA - Chinese Date, Jujube
This small shrub or tree, deciduous and usually quite spiny, is native to Asia but was introduced to China. It thrives in hot dry regions, in strongly alkaline soils and is cold tolerant to -30°F. The small flowers produce a 1¼" long fleshy fruit that varies from oblong to egg-shaped to almost round. It can be eaten fresh, tastes somewhat like small dry apple, or air dried, tastes like date. Most commonly, it is preserved, dried, sweet-pickled, stewed and used in confections. Propagated by grafting, root cutting or seed for rootstock. See Jujube
ZIZYPHUS MAURITIANA - Indian Jujube, Malay Jujube
This small thorny evergreen tree from India is very ornamental with light green leaves and drooping branches. It is much more cold sensitive than Z. jujuba, freezes at 25°F, but will return from roots. The 1" round or short-oblong fruit turns orange or brown when ripe, has a white, apple-like pulp surrounding a knobby stone and is eaten fresh or cooked. The leaves and bark produce tannin. Propagated by grafting, root cutting or seed for rootstock. See Jujube

ZIZYPHUS MUCRONATA - Buffalo Thorn

ZIZYPHUS VULGARIS - Chinese Date Palm

ZUBROVKA - Hierochloe odorata

ZULU NUT - Cyperus esculentus


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