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Best sweet Jujube Varieties

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audrey starts with ...
Just wanted to start a conversation about everyone’s favourite JUJUBES and a description of why it is special ✌️
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BOX HILL SOUTH,3128,VIC
9th February 2018 1:04pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Audrey

Personally I like Li among the 4 jujube varieties that I have tasted (Li, Shui Men, Chico and pear) it was the biggest, meatiest and sweetest among the 4. Tasted like an apple but sweeter with less juiciness. The dried fruit tasted like normal palm date but have a milder sweetness not the overpowering caramel like sweetness of the dried mejool date.
Again I suggest that buy some in jujube Australia or in an Asian grocery store for you to judge the flavor for your self and for your kids. So if you can only afford to plant a single jujube tree go for the Li cv you can't go wrong with it, and yes it's self pollinating.

Happy gardening :-)
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11th February 2018 6:51am
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audrey says...
Thanks Fruitylicious1 your reply is much appreciated. I ordered Shanxi Li, Honey Jar and Sugar Cane so looking forward to planting them this winter
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12th February 2018 1:12pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Audrey

While waiting for your jujube trees to arrive learn as much as you can about their culture. Familiarize yourself with it including trouble shooting. Some people just put them in the ground without educating themselves about fruit tree growing and expect the tree to flourish and survive. It's a long term investment and I advice you to do your due diligence to avoid disappointment in the future.

As Always....Happy GARDENING :-)
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13th February 2018 11:47am
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audrey says...
Thanks Fruitylicious1 👍
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14th February 2018 10:56pm
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PeterL says...
Hi Audrey
Where do you buy your jujube. It seems not available until perhaps middle of the year
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1st March 2018 10:07pm
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audrey says...
Hi Peter, You are right Jujube plants are only available in June/ July. You have to pre order it up to a year ahead as there seems to be a huge waiting list at the moment.
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4th March 2018 2:35pm
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Markmelb says...
Saw some available at BAAG - not cheap - up about 40 from 2 years ago
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5th March 2018 8:31am
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Linton says...
Hello, just wanna let you know that baag currently have Jujubes in stock so you don't need to wait for them. The varieties they have are Chico, Tarjan, Suimen and Silverhill, all about 1 metre tall.

However this nursery does not post so if you're not in Melbourne you would need to arrange for someone to pick them up for you.

Just an idea!
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David01 says...
Hi PeterL,
BAAG sold out Jujube at the price $130 each. You need to wait until Jan 2019 for new stocks. But as Linton mentioned you need to pick it at Bulleen Vic3105. However you may contact:
1. Lucy via jujubeforsale@yahoo.com.au she may send it to Greenfield Park in June/July if her stocks (13-14 varieties) are still available. Usually customers need to pre-order 6 months or more in advance.
2. Vince Jujube 0405386503. He only sells Li. Cheers
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6th March 2018 5:21pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi guys

I just inquired about jujube tree at BAAG today. Only one variety (Ta-Jan) is available. Only 6 left at $130.00 a pop. There are 70 people queuing up for Li next spring.

Happy gardening :-)
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David01 says...
You are correct Fruity. Li has gone but 1-Ta-jan, 2-Chico and 1-Silver are still available but need to be quick
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Linton says...
That price is cheap compared to Yamina's trees, so if you want a Jujube tree better grab one from Bulleen.

Yamina's un-named variety start at approx 1 metre and go up to advanced ones of about 3 metres in large pots, ready to fruit but much more expensive. Cheers!
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8th March 2018 2:10pm
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PeterL says...
Thanks David01
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Linton says...
Apart from the advanced seedling trees mentioned above that are usually available from Yamina, I should also have suggested checking on gumtree from time to time.

There are some available at the moment in Melbourne, they have Chico and Li, not cheap but already have fruit on them.

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/st-albans/other-home-garden/fruit-trees-tropical-fruit-trees-grafted-fruit-trees/1159452611
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Jujube1 says...
Do jujube trees grow and fruit well in tamworth?
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24th June 2018 9:25pm
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Jujube1

There is no reason why jujube cannot grow well in TMW. Chinese jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) are known to tolerate up to -25F and into the mid 40C. It can also tolerate drought once established. Li is the best jujube variety. The biggest, meatiest, and sweet as well. Other well known varieties are shuimen, lang and pear.

But, i suggest, if you haven't tasted the fruit yet you can buy online from 'Jujube Australia'. Buy the mixed box so you can compare the different cv's.

Happy gardening :-)
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