Remember when we were so desperately searching for jujube trees last spring and a blog reader located some guy in California who sell them? He only had one Honey Jar variety and that’s the one we were so desperately looking for. He sent it bare root, we planted it and babied it and it now has several jujubes on it.
It was hard to get a good picture . . it’s so windy here always and the tree was blowing and the pictures were a bit blurry but do you see the little green thing that looks about like an olive? That’s a jujube. It won’t get much bigger than that.
If you click on this link, you will see an image of what several varieties of jujube look like. Our is the Honey Jar. We will also get a Li and a Sugar Cane next spring. There’s a local nursery that should have those next year.
We’re so excited to have fruit the first year. It may fall off and not actually get ripe but so far, it’s looking good. They’re supposed to be fairly bug resistant and so far, the grasshoppers have not been too rough on this little shrub, and they’re supposed to be drought resistant . . which is definitely a good thing here.