What is Jujube
Jujube ( scientific name: Ziziphus jujuba) is a deciduous tree of the jujube genus in the South European, Southwest Asian, Chinese origin. In Japan, it grows naturally in subtropical and tropical regions of Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. In the summer, yellowish - light - green - colored flowers will bloom. After the flowers, the fruits are made, ripe into light green → red → red and black. Fruits are eaten raw or as it is dried and eaten as "dried fruits" of dried fruits, put in confectionery, ingredients of medicinal cuisine, jujube tea. The fruits and seeds and dried bark of a kind of jujube (Ziziphus jujuba var. Spinosa) are materials for herbal medicine - Thai soybean (Oshima), Koutou (red juice), Kokusou (black jujube), nourishment It is supposed to have tonic, sedative, hypnotic effects. Trees are made into street trees and garden trees. It is said that the origin of flower name came from sprouting out in the summer and because the shape of the fruit resembles jujube in matcha.
General name: jujube, scientific name:Ziziphus jujuba aka:Jujube, Chinese date category name: Plantae Angiosperm gate dicotyledonous plants leash Buckthorn eyes Buckthorn of jujube genus origin: Southern Europe, Southwest Asia, China Habitat: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan, (sub) tropical tree height: 10 m flowering: April to July flower color: yellow-thin green fruit diameter: 2 cm fruit shape: oval-oval fruit color: Red → Black (mature) fruit: drupe leaf shape: oval leaf length: 3 cm leaves with those alternate season: winter-spring