Apple Ber

April 18, 2017 at 11:35 am | Horticulture Plant | No comment

Ber is the Urdu name for the fruit of the tree Zizyphus vulgaris, or mauritania or sativa and is called the jujube berry in English. It is also known as the Indian jujube or Chinese date. Apple Ber is a Thailand variety ber. The taste of these ber is very sweet. The weight of each plum is about 100-200gm. It looks similar to green apples. That is why seed is known as apple plum. This kind of plant starts giving fruits after 6 months. It gives fruits twice in a year. Plums are produced mainly December to January. This tree gives 25-30kg fruits during first year and in the second year itgives 40-45kg fruits. It is a new variety fruit in the present market and it is attractive too. In big cities of India these fruits can be sold.

The fruit has been used in traditional medicine as an emollient, expectorant, coolant, anodyne and tonic and has been used as an antidote for aconite poisoning. It is given to relieve abdominal pains during pregnancy and can be applied to wounds when used in a poultice.



Grows on a wide range of soils ranging from shallow to deep and from gravelly and sandy to clay.


For best production, this fruit crop requires hot and dry climatic conditions. The Ber fruit crop tolerates high temperature and aridity by cessation of growth, leaf fall and dormancy stage.

Season of planting

The best season for Ber plantation is monsoon June to August and December to March.

Scientific Name

Ziziphus mauritiana


15 x12 Feet


Apple Ber


The weight of each plum is about 100-200gm


After 6 month of cultivation.

Plant age Limit

Up to 20 to 25 years.