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December 31, 2009

Jujube Fruits

Filed under: Food & Drink — Brandon @ 3:26 pm
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At this time this post was made, I had a very active jujube tree on my property. The fruits are wonderful, but I’ve found the upkeep to be a bit more involved than some sites lead one to believe. Supposedly, in my part of the country, bugs are not a problem for this tree. Wrong! Well, maybe they are not a problem for the tree itself, but they love to eat the fruit, as do the birds. Anyway, the reason for this post is two-fold. One is to save information about the fruit so that I can answers the inevitable questions (e.g. Is the fruit safe to eat? Isn’t jujube a candy?), and the other is to store a few recipes.

Botanical Information

California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Aggie Horticulture
Hein Bijlmakers [A few photos included]
Texas Gardener [Good practical advice]


Jujube Cake (
Three recipes: a main dish, jujube cake & jujube butter (
Jujube jam (
More jujube jam/butter (IslandSchool blog)
Even more jujube butter (Texas Highways Magazine)

And though I found out that I’m not a big fan of the tea (yet), here’s a few tea recipes:

Daechucha (Tess’s Japanese Kitchen blog; Wikipedia entry)
Jujube and Longyan Milk Tea (Beijing Haochi blog)

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