I’ve had store bought jujubes, both fresh and dried, and they were pretty good. They were very sweet, and the fresh ones had a nice texture like crisp apples, but I wouldn’t say they were amazingly delicious. Of course, these were store bought fruit, so I assume they weren’t the best examples of how good jujubes can be, just like a typical store bought peach can’t compare to real tree-ripened peaches. I don’t want to judge a fruit by the ones in the store.
So, how good can homegrown jujubes be? Do they have a distinctive aromatic flavor? What are the best varieties for getting fruit with a better flavor than store bought? The description of every variety seems to just be “sweet” so it’s hard to differentiate varieties. Do they all taste the same, as these repetitive variety descriptions suggest?
I see varieties in two categories, for fresh eating and drying. I think I’d prefer the ones for fresh eating, but I’ll also take recommendations for particularly good ones for drying. I’ll probably plant two trees.
I’ll be planting them in Georgia, USA, so ideally I’d like advice on varieties that do well here, and where to buy trees. Thanks!