The Main Plant entry for Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Jujubes.

Matching plants under this entry:
Ziziphus jujuba
Ziziphus jujuba var. jujuba
Ziziphus zizyphus
Ziziphus jujuba f. lageniformis

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Shade Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Scarify seeds: Very hard coat.
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common name Bairi.

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Comments:
Posted by skopjecollection (SE europe(balkans) - Zone 6b) on Sep 2, 2021 1:32 PM

I've eaten fruit from an unknown cultivar. Apparently a while back there used to be a huge orchard with lots of trees lying about. Thorny trees with dense foliage. That area had been neglected for a while, but the trees seemed to be fine regardless. Fruit is sweet. Can't really describe the texture very well, save for calling it dry, crunchy, a bit foamy, somewhere between apple and apricot. Flavor, other than sweet' lacks any discerning features save for some tints of "plant," "wood" and "fruit" here and there. Bletted(or fermented), it's a different story when the fruits taste similar to dates, slightly stronger flavor, gooey texture. After this they begin to catch mold quickly. They have a rather short shelf life and a short season, often fruiting around October.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
pic jujubee by willy123 Jan 21, 2018 3:20 PM 0
Please help me identify this fruit by Janwolf Dec 20, 2019 7:46 PM 10
Fruit Tree Identification? by slider28 Jul 10, 2018 9:09 AM 3
Final 10 parent plants (for now) by dave Feb 9, 2017 9:23 AM 9
Jujube by dave May 21, 2016 7:34 PM 13
Ziziphus problem. by KAMasud Nov 26, 2012 7:41 AM 39
Genus Ziziphus sp.? by KAMasud Jan 10, 2013 8:05 AM 16

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