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Scientific classification

  • Scientific Name:       Ziziphus Jujuba Mill.
  • English Name:      Ziziphus Jujuba,Red Date,Chinese Date,Chinese Jujube,Jujube, jujuba
  • Family:      Rhamnaceae
  • Genus:      Ziziphus
  • Type:      Deciduous Trees or Shrub
  • Country Of Origin:     China

The Jujube originated in China, where it has been cultivated for over 4,000 years. Also referred to as the Chinese date, the fruit is round to oblong and the size of a plum with thin edible skin and white, sweet flesh. The immature fruit is green, but turns yellowish with mahogany colored spots as it ripens. At full maturity, it is completely red. The ripe Jujube looks like a date, but tastes like a sugary sweet apple. Most people like to eat the fruit at the stage when it is yellowish-green with red spots, because then it has a crisp texture. Tests have shown the Jujube to be very high in vitamin C. The Jujube fruit trees are 20 to 40 feet tall, with branches that naturally droop to give it a graceful appearance. There are hundreds of jujube cultivars in Asia, however our company offers the two most popular jujube trees for sale.

Uses: Jujube fruits are eaten fresh, dried, boiled, stewed, and baked and are used to flavour tea. When made into glace fruits by boiling in honey and sugar syrup, they resemble Persian dates and are sometimes known as Chinese dates. Juice obtained from the fruits is used in making small candies called jujubes. The raw fruits are high in vitamin C.