Our little jujube tree has been working overtime it seems. I think this is the third year we’ve had it . . yes, I’m pretty sure. We’ve only been here 4 years (ONLY?) and it was the second year we planted it. The first two years, we got 3 jujubes off it. This year, again, it made 3 jujubes. I picked those, probably told Vince the bugs ate them and ate them all myself. I do that with the figs too but please don’t tell him!
This year, a while after those 3 jujubes were ripe, I looked and it was absolutely full of jujubes. There must have been at least 30 jujubes on that little tree.
When ripe, they’re golden brown. They’re small but they taste like a sweet, crunchy apple. The seed pod is in the middle and there are often several seeds inside the pod. Hopefully, in January, we’ll get several more trees. I want to make jujube jelly and I’d love to try adding mint to make jelly to go with our lamb chops.
The trees are supposed to be drought resistant and bug/pest resistant. In this area, we definitely need drought, bug and pest resistant species of trees, beds, furniture, rugs . . ughh . . I’m so tired of bugs but don’t get me started!