I’m not going to lie. jujube is not my favorite either. It rob me of the juice. It tasted artificial. Persimmons lack juice too, but those cookies made with persimmons are out of this world. They are moist, soft, and added a layer of flavor to the dimension of the cookies.
Tell him, he is missing out on Fig. Fig will give you strong bones as it has calcium. Fig gives you great blood circulation and the ability to stay up all night long in bed. Longans are favorite of many people. They are so sweet and full of juice. You are like my type of girl, the one don’t mind getting dirty and hand on.
What varieties of jujubes you have eaten. If they are a Li and a Lang, you have missed out quite a bit.
I have grafted Asian pears to Euro pear tree and vice versa. They they are compatible but somehow, I don’t like the look of them on the same tree.
Asian plum, Euro plums and pluots on the same trees are fine to me.
Yes, it’ true that Red D is not bad if bought in peak season or if you grow it yourself. Still, there are modern apples that will destroy the Red D and even some of the old timer apples that bet it in taste. However, the Red D will not go anywhere. It’s here to stay and part of the people culture. We have already been brain wash by the school and the appearance of the Red D.
My sister used to have Jujubes. She cut it down. I’m not sure of the type. It’s sweet, but felt hallow. The texture and the taste is one dimensional to me. I have 1 Asian pear and 1 European pear (likely a hybrid from the Asian Pear Seed) from seeds. Like you, I grafted it to each other. The E pear is very lively and will take the petite Asian Pear woods. As far as looks, there are nothing more sexy than the shape of pear on the trees. In addition, I"m growing 2 Bartletts, 1 Golden Rusett Bosc, and 1 D anjou from StarkBro’s this year.
@smilemore … you need to try some american persimmon…
When ripe… somewhat like a moist pudding consistency… and wow flavor.
They are good people helping you out. They has the thumb to pick them and you have the thumb to put them in their places. Look likes everybody is the winner here.
I would love to, but I don’t think it does well in Zone 9. Asian Persimmons are the norm here. Plus, I don’t see them for sale here. They do look juicy and full of flavor. The color is the dead give away on the flavor.
Just like a successful graft, you guy compatibility are 100% a match. You two are made for each other. Well done.
My wife helps in the garden, she likes most types of fruit and she grows a strawberry patch. She doesn’t like figs or passion fruit, that’s fine, I just planted a couple of fig cuttings so I’ll get to enjoy them. For some reason she hates tinned fish.?
Figs tasted like sand paper texture and will cause some people to reject it the first time. I’m guessing she does not appreciate the crunchy seeds from those fruits. However, the more you eat it the more you will get use to it.
Unless you are a cat, no one fancy a fish from tinned can. Sometime, it’s all about the presentation.
nobody better have anything bad to say about a tin of anchovies. that’s one a my favorites
If your coworker at the pizza shop puts the anchovy juice in your turners tea while you aren’t looking, you might change your mind on enjoying anchovies…
In keeping with the thread, it’s me and my daughter eating all the honey jar jujubes. My partner doesn’t like the rhubarb and hasn’t touched the jostaberry, gooseberry, or currant offerings yet.
What is that?
For a second I thought it might be slang for a beer a la “road soda”, because what would make lathe work more exciting besides booze? It seems it may be a regional delicacy though…
Since @resonanteye is from my neck of the woods, I knew they would probably understand the reference. But yes, a ‘regional delicacy’ as @hobilus discovered. Best enjoyed in pint or quart sized cardboard cartons. Drink sparingly to avoid kidney stones…
That is because you gave her Lang to try (I think, based on the other thread). I can’t imagine anyone who would like those fresh. Give her a good variety, one with a crisp texture like Honey Jar, Black Sea, or Sugar Cane. If she likes apples, she should like them as they are basically sweeter, smaller apples. If they are too sweet for her, pick them a bit earlier, at first hint of brown.
Your wife is right- they are cat piss when fresh (and the leaves smell too). But in jam they are great. And years ago, I had some black currant juice from the store and it was pretty good too.
I heard opinions like that 10-15 years ago and several times it lead me to pick some Red Delicious at a pick-your-own. Even then, they were never very good. Bland, not even enough sweet flavor.
Ouch. Jujube are among my favorites. But they often have small crops when small, so I’ve kept planting trees. Now that the first trees are getting older, I’m spending a lot of time picking. Over 100lbs this week, likely with a few more similar weeks to go. I’ve sampled maybe 50 varieties and only maybe 15 are especially good. Most of the rest are OK in the right circumstances, with maybe 5 that are just bad for fresh eating (like Lang).
I’ve tried several and have been grafting over them. I like non-astringent Asian persimmons. It’s just too hard to get rid of the astringency in american ones. I have had some astringent Asian ones. Not as good as NA, but at least I was able to get Miss Kim to be non-astringent. The American ones still have some hints (or worse) of astringency that I can’t seem to get rid of most of the time. I did get a few decent Nikita’s Gift (hybrid), but have the same problem with most of them (high brix, up into the 40’s, but still astringent until they go bad).
I’m pretty careful with my planting areas. And nobody else in the immediate family grows much. My brother and father both grow some fruit and have gardens. And sometimes I can get one of my kids into the garden briefly. My wife is fine with whatever is happening in the yard and is more interested in eating the results.
turkey hill, sweet without lemon. I used to work graveyard shift there long long ago and basically lived on the stuff
@BobVance my partner plants things so strangely and in small amounts. they haven’t wrecked anything with it. my stepson doesn’t “plant”, but likes flowers only, so he picks out seeds for the front, mostly sunflowers, and I’ll put them in for him.
he does some occasional heavy lifting for me in the garden