Fruit : Jujube

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Sunday 27 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Jujube, or Ziziphus jujuba, Red Date, Chinese Date, Korean Date, or Indian Date… Here we call them Hünnap. But as you might have guessed, it’s like a small round date, but less sweet. Perhaps more akin to a crabapple crossed with a quince.

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They grow on a large bush which is the one with the notoriously evil thorns !

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Completely bare in winter, the bush grows like mad each spring.

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It has loads of tiny flowers.

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And some even turn into Jujube fruit.

They’ll be ripe in a month, when they are a deep brown.

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Talking of Jujube’s… I’m always reminded of the line by Stephen Lang, who played Colonel Quaritch in the movie Avatar…

“Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubes.”

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5 thoughts on “Fruit : Jujube

  1. […] first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the strange zigzag branches of a Jujube […]

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  2. dayphoto says:

    I wish we had some of those cool fruits here so I could try one!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  3. fredrieka says:

    happy faces

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  4. We had sweets in the States when I was a child called Jujubes. My teeth don’t thank me for eating them.

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