Does jujube fruit on it's leaves?

fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TXJuly 22, 2012

On my first year jujube it looks to me that the fruit is on the leaves not branches. The leaves are compound. Am I seeing things correctly?

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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Yes , it does. Small white flowers .

Tony

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 1:59PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Thanks Tony, that's a new one on me. I'm getting heavy fruit set on first leaf Honey Jar and Sugar Cane. But the fruit is very small. No bigger than a sweet cherry. I'm removing most of the fruit.

These things won't be here long unless the fruit is awfully good or considerably larger.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:13PM
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bhawkins(8A Dallas)

My sugar cane and honey jar jujube's are about the size of large grapes. You must have happy trees if they're fruiting the first year, about 1/3 of mine have done that, key seems to be getting plenty of water.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 5:30PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

bhawkins:

Large grapes, yea that about covers mine as well. Man these things better be good. They are still blooming and setting fruit. I've been pushing them with water and fertilizer hoping to get enough wood to graft more trees this winter. Now I've figured out what I thought were branches are actually leaves.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 5:54PM
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bob_z6(6b/7a SW CT)

I planted my first last October and it is just starting to flower now (probably a bit late to have fruit this year...). One thing I've noticed is that all 3 of my Jujube (1 planted in-ground and 2 in containers) have very small leaves- nothing like the pictures I see online which all have very large leaves.

Here's a picture of the "So" (contorted), which have have planted in the ground. I've tried to circle 2 spots with flowers as they are hard to see.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:08AM
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glib(5.5)

I see that FN is unfazed by the unique health properties of jujubes. They will never be as tasty as a cherry, but you can dry them and nibble them through the winter.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:23AM
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olympia_gardener(5)

Here is where the fruit will be attached to:

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 11:15AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

olympia gardener:

Nice picture. Unlike anything else I grow I'm now thinking that everything in your picture is leaf tissue. So that will all fall off this fall when the plant sheds it's leaves. Is that right?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 11:47AM
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olympia_gardener(5)

Fruitnut, It grows like figs, on the leave and stem axial. Depends on whether you want eat fresh jujube or dried jujube. I like eating fresh, juicy and crunchy jujube personaly. you have to pick it off the tree. Or if it is a talk tree, what you do is to use a long stick to beat the fruits to drop down. When they are fully ripe, yo shake the tree. Jujube trees in general don't have very thick trunks.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:13PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

olympia:

Well to me it's not like a fig at all, if that's all leaf in your picture. Figs grow at the leaf axial but are most definitely attached to the stem. That stem doesn't shed in the fall. The jujube fruit appears to be attached to the junction of the individual leaf on a compound leaf. If that's all leaf it will all fall off this fall. In fact some of these compound leaves appear to be falling off now.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:42PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Here a good photo of sugarcane jujube

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: sugarcane jujube

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 3:12PM
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jianhuayegreentree(6B)

That "So" (contorted) picture looks alright to me. The Jujube flower smells very pleasant. I like to be around the tree during Sun set.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 11:30AM
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jianhuayegreentree(6B)

tonytran,

Thanks for the link of Sugar Cane photo. The photo looks like my grafted Sugar Cane branch. The leave are small and slender compared to other varities. Hopefully it will bear fruits next year.

Honey Jar is the winner for me which bear right away last year after grafting and produce a lot more this year.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 11:44AM
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jianhuayegreentree(6B)

Right into the August, my Sugar Cane start to fruit. I got pretty good harvest now. It looks exactly like the link. It is very sweet. But it has a subtle bitter taste.

Honey Jar is the best very sweet and juicy.

My grafted Li also got few fruits. It's still green.

I expect next year will be more fruits.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I agree, Honey Jar is the best. Shanxi Li, Sugar Cane, and Li are my #2-#4.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:54PM
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bhawkins(8A Dallas)

My squirrels also like Honey Jar the best. They left the other jujube's alone, but cleaned out the Honey Jars.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 9:11AM
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carolync1(z8/9 CA inland)

I have a Sherwood, which is planted at the corner of the driveway. Its advantages are an ornamental tree shape and thornlessness.

Not all varieties of jujube are good dried. Sherwood is almost inedible when dried. The biggest fruits are about the size of a small fresh prune. Fruit size varies with weather. The fruits of this variety are best when they still have a little green on the skin, or have just turned completely brown, eaten straight from the tree. Sweet and crunchy with a nice flavor. Skin is thicker than the skin of an apple. Inferior when they are the least bit wrinkled.

I left a sucker from the rootstock after pollination season this year and it has VERY small, dry fruit. Variety matters with jujubes.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 1:34AM
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