Jujube or not Jujube

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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 🙂

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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.

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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.

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

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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?

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  2. Paula says:

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

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

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