Li: One of most popular commercial jujube cultivar in USA. It was imported directly from China by Frank Meyer 100 years ago. Fruit is round, large. It is a very good fresh eating cultivar. The fruits are not able to be kept for a long time after harvesting.
Lang: Popular commercial cultivar imported directly from China by Frank Meyer. Fruit is big and pear-shaped. The fruit can be eaten fresh but it's good for drying. Pollinizing cultivars and bee activity are necessary to ensure good fruit set.
Thornless: Just as the name implies. Very few, if any spines occur. A fruit very similar to the Lang.
Ed Hegard: Very similar to the Lang and Thornless.
Sugarcane: Small- to medium-sized, round to elongated fruit with excellent quality. Fruit is extremely sweet and crunchy on a spiny tree. Good for fresh eating and drying. To ensure good fruit set and yield, it is better to plant two or more cultivars.
Honeyjar(蜂蜜罐): A recent importation from China by Roger Meyer in CA. Round, small fruit with excellent quality. Very sweet and crispy. Excellent for fresh eating. The dried fruit has unique fragrant flavor and texture. Tree is precocious and fruits during planting year or grafting year. To ensure good fruit set and yield, it is better to plant two or more cultivars.
So: Beautiful ornamental tree with zigzagged branches. Medium-sized, round fruit with balanced sweet/tart flavor. Good for fresh eating and drying. Suitable for landscaping and home gardeners. To ensure good fruit set and yield, it is better to plant two or more cultivars.
Shanxi Li (山西梨枣): Became popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s in China. Now one of the major fresh eating cultivars in China. Medium- to large-sized fruit with good eating quality. Mid-season maturity. Tree is precocious and productive.
Redland：Collected at an old homestead in Redlands, California. Very large, sweet, round fruit. The tree is very productive.
Sihong（泗洪大枣）: A new importation from China by Roger Meyer. Good for fresh eating and excellent for drying. When dried, fruit has fine wrinkles on its surface. Mid-season maturity.
Globe（灵宝大枣）: It has been cultivated in China for over 400 years. A very good variety for drying fruit.Fruit is oblate shape.
Shuimen: Frank Meyer’s cultivar. Medium-sized, elongated fruit with big pit, good for fresh eating and drying.
GA866: From USDA Chico Plant Introduction Station’s jujube breeding program in California. Excellent large fruit with very high sugar content. Fruit is elongated and pointed at the far end.
Russia#2: Small-sized fruit with excellent quality for fresh eating. Tree is precocious and productive. To ensure good fruit set and yield, it is better to plant two or more cultivars.
Jujube, Chinese date, red date or Chinese red date is known as one of the "five celebrated fruits of ancient China", along with the plum, apricot, peach, and chestnut. Chinese date is used commonly in Chinese herbal medicine and also as a medicinal food in cooking. Jujube fruit is highly nutritive and health promoting, useful for helping to build strength in the weak and elderly, and for those rehabilitating after severe illness.Jujube fruit and leaves contains betulinic acid etc triterpenoids, has potential use in th treatment of cancers.
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Jujube fruit is the healthiest food on earth!
Jujube fruit is rich in Vitamin C, called Natural Vc Pill