Jujube or not Jujube


Saturday 05 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Ziziphus jujuba, commonly called jujube, red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date is a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family, used primarily as a shade tree that also bears fruit. Source: Wikipedia

Our Jujube bush has gone mad this year, producing far more than ever before – probably ten times the last crop – but you’ll hear no complaints from this household 🙂




This fruit is quite unique, and bizarrely, when the fruit turns brown and a slightly puffy sort of soft, then it’s ripe, and ready to be munched right off the bush.




Hard to see the scale of the beast…. but believe me, the bush is now well over my head height, and is carrying a fair amount of fruit this year.




This small area gives you a better idea of the harvest.




7 thoughts on “Jujube or not Jujube

  1. Hey Spike .. .what do they taste like? I have never heard of them before. Would you make jam out of them?


  2. Paula says:

    This is a new fruit to me..What do they taste like?


  3. Silly me… I thought Jujubes were just a candy. 🙂

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