Planted this tree April 2016. It was either a Dave Wilson or LE Cooke, a good size bare root. We took off about a third of the jujubee’s yesterday. At my old house this variety seemed to bear every other year, but we got a few fruits last year, & plenty in 2017.
Are those big for sugar cane?
There’s maybe a 2:1 size variation on the ones we picked. A couple really big ones, a few tiny. But on average, typical Sugar Canes.
I’m jealous…I’ll be glad when my trees get that productive. I don’t have a sugar cane yet. Did you get it from Doans?
Doans. Yes. They had both Dave Wilson and L E Cook trees, can’t remember which I got; both places are great suppliers.
Do they stock in the fall or just spring?
They get their trees in about Jan 15-20. They’ll bring in a lot of trees, but will be sold out by mid March. Be sure to call before you go, they take off for the Vietnamese new year for a week-10 days in early Feb. Nothing in the fall, except some scraggly leftovers.
Last year they had Li, Shanxi Li, Sugarcane, Honeyjar, Contorted, and ga866 (ugh); but the selection varies year to year.
I’ll have to make a trip… thanks!
Doan’s is a good source for fruit trees. You told me about them years ago when I first moved to Dallas. Man those jujube look great. I have only had what I think were Lang before and I wasn’t impressed. Some have told me that I may have eaten them at the wrong stage or something like that or maybe that one is a processing type or something. Everyone keeps talking about them so I must have had some bad ones I guess. How do you like these Sugar Canes?
bad case of hoard-itis…
Sugar canes are great! Also Honey Jar. And my Li’s , & Shihongs. My favorite
Is a tree I thought was a Winter Delight but might be an Autumn Beauty.
Yep…I’ve joined the ranks of many here…
I have 5 more jujus left on my Chico…I can eat them all at one time and enjoy or I can eat one a day and enjoy less longer… hahahahaha. Decisions…
the budwood you sent have both grown to be very spiny, we’ll see in hopefully just a year more if there will be obvious differences. Still couldn’t draw conclusions from what we see with fruit formation and quality, since the grafts are relatively young.
So interesting to read about jujube plants in the DFW area. I’m over in FW. I have been wanting to get a couple of these for a few years. I ordered one with my EL order this year, but they were out of the variety that I ordered. Its good to know that I could potentially pick them up locally. I’ve never been to Doan’s, so it will be on my radar to visit in January.
They’ll thrive in fw
Bob, and all.
Last year I planted a Honey Jar seed and now it produced some good size fruits. I hope the fruit taste sweet and good.
Looks great! My 2nd year Sugarcane at my house is loaded, & they taste good. But all my trees planted in 2017 at my office taste better, age seems to help
your seed-to-fruiting documentation is one of three that have come across online. One is @castanea’s and another was this texan(san marcos) i came across but lost contact with.
my seed-to-fruiting stories probably do not count, since the seeds were obtained from rootstoc fruits, and took two years to bear.
Ok y’all have me interested in learning about Jujube’s any sites or references you recommend for learning more?
There’s lots of threads on this forum about jujubes and lots of people that have grown them for years.