I am in zone 8 or 9a. Winter temps get down to about -10C or 14F, summers get to about 40C or 104F.
We have very few jujube varieties available here. The trees are expensive, so I will only be able to get one.
Can I have your opinions on these four varieties and how they will go in my zone. I have cut and paste the descriptions from the nursery website so would also love opinions on the accuracy of the descriptions:
Produces large, round to barrel shaped fruit of very good quality. Sihong’s sweetness makes it great for fresh eating or dehydrating. Unlike other jujubes, when dried, Sihong has fine wrinkles on its skin surface. Very reliable bearing
Fruit is round but flattened on the bottom and look similar to a small apple. Pick when the whole fruit (or at least 80%) has just turned brownish red. Texture is crisp and light we consider it an excellent fresh or dried variety. Fruit size 35-45mm. Developed at the Chico institute in California, this is an early fruiting variety.
The Sherwood jujube is considered to be one of the largest and best flavored jujubes, with fruit growing the size of lemons. The Sherwood is a thornless jujube tree producing very dense growth with a columnar, upright tree shape. Late season variety.
Large and round in shape. The texture is crisp and fresh fruit have an excellent flavour. Fruit can be picked at the yellow/green stage however the best flavour is obtained when half the fruit has turned reddish brown. Mature fruits are 40-60mm in diameter. Mid season ripening.