Our first little jujube tree is a work horse! It’s still producing.
The little tree is now about 3 feet taller than I am. The two new trees we bought last year are also about that same height but they started off much taller. The first little tree was just a bare root starter and was maybe a foot tall when we planted it. They’re so perfect for this area. They don’t take a lot of water. The heat doesn’t bother them too much. The cold doesn’t bother them. The bugs don’t seem overly thrilled with them.
The fruit is small but extremely sweet when ripe. They taste so much like a super sweet, super crunchy apple, you almost wouldn’t realize it wasn’t an apple if you took a bite without looking at it. There’s a pretty big seed in the middle so you don’t get a whole lot of edible portion. They’re the kind of fruit you can just munch on, spit out the seed, grab another one.
I wouldn’t want to make applesauce with them because by the time you take the peeling off and remove the seed, that’s a lot of work for what you get but I think next year I may try making some jelly.
I’m glad we found them.