Asked on Apr 3, 2012

Have you ever seen these fruit or the trees in USA?

Jul7976359Douglas HuntWalter Reeves


Have you ever seen these fruit or the trees in USA?
Fruits of Russian silverberry (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
ziziphus jujuba
3 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 3, 2012

    I believe there is a jujube tree at Callaway Gardens.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 6, 2012

    The University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service is pretty bullish on the Chinese jujube (Zizyphus jujube) because of its freedom from pests, tolerance for poor soils, ornamental growth habit and precocity of fruiting, among other things, but I have never seen one offered in a nursery here.

  • Jul7976359
    on Nov 28, 2016

    The first picture "Elaeagnus angustifolia" also known as Russian Olive, Persian Olive. Yes you can grow this in the US. Once established outdoors it does very well and will spread. The dried powder of the fruit is mixed with milk, drank, and proven beneficial for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and joint pains.
    • Jul7976359
      on Nov 28, 2016

      The second picture is the "Ziziphus jujuba" fruit. Commonly called jujube sometimes jujuba, red date, Chinese Korean dates. Jujube fruit naturally turns red upon drying. The dried fruit can be eaten as a snack, used as a sleep aid, circulation issues, and has anticancer abilities. And yes, it can be grown in the US.
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