Green jujubes

Bought it from a local Asian market. $4.99 per lb. these five are about a lb. so, it A jujube a dollar. The biggest one is only 3.6 oz.

Comparing to apples, this thing is expensive.

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I think those Indian Jujube seeds are viable. Try to grow them in pots. They are not Winter hardy. They are not as sweet as the Chinese Jujubes.


those are quite popular in tropical taiwan. How do you like the taste?

they grow those in israel too, and is also being promoted in certain tropical and subtropical regions of asia/africa, where drought and poor soil cannot support other fruit trees. Reportedly tolerates soil pH at a whopping 9.2, just when we thought the chinese jujube was awesome at 8.4

like chinese jujubes, there are multitudes of so-so varieties, but the few which are excellent are worthy of consideration

I bought them from a Patel Brothers store. Not sure what country these jujubes were grown.

The friut was crunchy and juicy but mostly bland. Jujubes I have had in Thailand usually much paler green when ripe and definitely tastier ( hope I don’t sound like a homer :slight_smile:

probably florida key/caribbean isles

A co-worker knows I like jujubes and bought a couple when she was shopping at an Indian grocery store. This was the first time I’ve sampled Indian jujubes.

At first, I thought she had the wrong fruit- not only are they quite large, it looks very much like a plum. Even when cut, it looks a bit like a plum, other than the white flesh. The other difference is the pit- on first glance it looks like a plum, but once you’ve separated it out, it is cylindrical, rather than flattened.

The smell is also a bit like a grocery store (under-ripe) plum. The taste was more like a crisp, juicy, slightly bland pear. The brix was underwhelming at 9.

I kept the pits and cracked them this afternoon. Just one (the smaller pit) had a seed, which I may plant, just out of curiosity. I’m guessing that it won’t germinate, since the fruit was picked so green.

Those are one of a few varieties we have in Thailand. @jujubemulberry gpave me the botanical name once and I promptly forgot :grin:

We have round ones, oblong ones, large ones, tiny ones. On average, they are much bigger than my Shanxi Li which is considered big for jujubes.

They are mostly crunchy, juicy but not very sweet. It does not have the dryness or aftertaste that jujube/Chinese dates have. I like them mildly sweet like that because we have so many very sweet fruit already.

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I think the Indian Jujube is called Ziziphus mauritiana.

I bet that they would be better if they were just a bit sweeter (maybe 12?). Then, they would almost be like watermelon. I don’t think even Fruitnut has watermelon at 20 brix :slight_smile:

The ones I had in Thailand were picked when they were ripe (or almost) so they tasted much better than the ones sold in Indian grocery stores here. We have them in a store near us, too. Some of them tasted so " green/unripe", bland.

They are local fruit, sold seasonally, not really commercial grown like rambutans or longans. People know them but do not always find them in markets.

fruits of mauritiana’s(or Indian/tropical jujubes) are usually bigger than the Chinese jujus. There are good cultivars, but generally not as favored as the chinese jujus. Tropical jujus are enigma’s too, just like the chinese jujus, as some really have a strong off-taste to me which other people couldn’t discern. Much like some peaches are bitter to some people but not to others.