Earlier Castanea pointed out his Autumn beauty’s looked like what I was calling a Winter Delight. I’m 90% sure Castanea’s ID’s are correct, & what I’ve been calling Winter Delight is in fact Autumn Beauty (Thanks Castanea!). I had ordered 1 Winter Delight & 1 Autumn Beauty from OneGreenWorld about 10 years ago, so I contacted One Green World, who hooked me up with the person responsible, who is still growing these 2 trees. Here’s what he had to say
“Thanks for writing about the Jujube fruit. I took a couple of photos yesterday and am sending them along…They ripen later here than in your location… Qi yue xian is the Chinese name of Autumn Beauty and Mango dong zao is the name of Winter Delight.”
One of the 2 trees has been very productive, the second tree almost never produced, so I thought I had 2 varieties. I sent soil from the tree that did poorly to Texas A&M, & found it was low in Nitrogen & Phosphorus. Also as the irrigation system is under the grass at the tree that did poorly, and above ground at the tree that did well, I was able to monitor watering the one tree better than the other.
In any event, I think I have 2 Autumn Beauty’s