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Winter delight jujubes

Posted by bhawkins 7b/8a dallas (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 4, 11 at 19:35

I've just started harvesting my first crop of these. This has to be the worst jujube I've ever tasted. I'll give the tree another year to see what happens.

I'm also picking honey jar jujubes now, they're great, as always


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RE: Winter delight jujubes

Perhaps it is primarily a drying jujube. The name might imply that.


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RE: Winter delight jujubes

I have had several varieties that were nearly inedible, probably drying ones. I noticed some places selling that one pulled it, maybe they came to a similar conclusion.

My jujubes this year again did not set very well. I'm not sure what the problem is but its proving to be the biggest problem with them.

Scott


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I'm hoping it's just an off year. We're having a record draught, only half the normal 32"/year. My Contorted So's, which are normally great, are only fair; & my Li's, which are normally good, are poor. Only my Honey Jars taste great, though its too early to tell about the Sugar Canes yet. I've tried to increase watering but I'm only able to do that once a week. The Winter Delights are the largest jujube's I've ever seen, & lots of flesh to them.

I had terrible fruit set in 08-09, but 2010-11 have been banner years.


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This year they're pretty good! Bigger than Li's. Maybe not quite as tasty as Sugar Canes, but still very good.

I hadn't expected jujube's to change flavor year to year. I know other fruits do, but I'd thought jujube's would be constant.


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Another great year for Winter Delight Jujubes. Li's and Honey Jars also very good. Tigertooths are kinda bland. My fruit set is better, I'm giving them more water.


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My Li's last year (1st crop) tasted like sweet cardboard. I'm sure hoping they improve.


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Hello BHawkins. Thanks for the year to year updates on your jujube varieties. Very helpful.


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So, the fruit quality was poor for young Winter Delight Jujube.


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Thanks Matt!

Yes Hillrock, 1st year winter delight was cardboard. Ever since it's been my favorite. It's the only jujube I've had like that, kinda like some figs which get better as the trees get older


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My Li jujube has two crops very year. The majority of the first crops were dry and tasteless. Now the second crops are ripen. They are very sweet and crispy. Maybe due to the low temperature during night?


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I think gonebananas has the right idea, a name like "Winter Delight" definitely suggests it is intended to be dried. I'm definitely in the camp that prefers jujubes dried, and I have yet to taste a fresh one that even came anywhere close to the flavor of a dried one.


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Interesting. My li's only produce 1 crop per year. Maybe we can swap wood


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Hi, bhawkins:
I have lots of Li jujube wood.
Lets do it during the winter time.


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I have a sherwood that I would like to graft another variety onto so that one plant can pollinate itself. I would be willing to trade scions if anyone is interested.


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My Li jujube is very productive. The tree was planted in 2011.
Here is the picture of July 2014


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Wow! Beautiful trees. Very productive. Your doing a much better job of pruning than I am. My Li's stopped producing 2-3 weeks ago.


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Your Li Jujube tree is beautiful indeed.
Can you kindly send me some seeds please.
There is no way I can get them in my part of the world.
Thanks.


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I still have fruit ripen to pick everyday until Nov. The quality is very good. I try to control the height of all fruit trees in my backyard, so I can pick fruit anytime without ladder.

To durai:
Jujube needs chill hour to pass its dormancy and maybe not suitable to plant in your country, as you cannot find it around your area.


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Hi HillRock,

Per your earlier post:

"My Li jujube has two crops very year. The majority of the first crops were dry and tasteless. Now the second crops are ripen. They are very sweet and crispy. Maybe due to the low temperature during night?"

I live in Dallas, TX Area, and I have a 5 yrs old LI jujube tree at my backyard. It appears like my tree is acting like yours where the fruits taste very good for 2nd crop (November time frame), and poorly for the 1st crop. Unfortunately there are not that many (2nd round crop) to enjoy. I have been searching for a solution to address this but so far unsuccessful. I am very interesting to hear your comments on how to go about fixing the 1st crop problem.

JIMMY


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