Chico jujubes are here!

Our Chico jujubes are ripening! This means that you can order our sweet and crunchy Chico jujubes right now from our website.

And we have a surprise too – an option to purchase a beautiful, high quality gloss box that holds 1.5 kg of fresh jujubes. A perfect gift to surprise your family and friends and help celebrate the Lunar New Year.

 

2017 dried jujubes are here!

dried jujubes 2017Our 2017 jujubes are now available to purchase! After being dried to be just right, our nutrient packed jujubes are delicious and chewy and ready to be devoured! You can buy our dried jujubes at http://jujubeaustralia.com/buy-dried-jujube/. Our quality is excellent this year and stocks are limited!

Jujubes enjoy a sleep-in too!

Our jujube trees had a long sleep-in this season following a cool start to Spring. But the good news is that their fruit is now ripening beautifully in the Mildura sunshine, with our Chico jujubes leading the way in transforming from green to red. Crisp, delicious and nutritious – so good!

Fresh jujubes almost here!

Get ready for the 2016 arrival of our nutrient packed jujubes! Our delicious jujubes continue to develop under the brilliant Mildura sunshine, so it won’t be long before you can enjoy the crisp, sweet flavour that only the jujube can deliver. If you cannot find our fresh jujubes at your local fruit shop (we send fruit into Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) do not despair! Our fresh jujubes will once again be available directly from our website and will be posted chilled to your door by Express Post.

Meet Finn the jujube

Our jujubes are packed with personality, none more so than this character that we discovered during our 2015 harvest. We named this jujube Finn. Needless to say, nobody at Jujube Australia could contemplate eating Finn the jujube, so Finn took pride of place on a shelf in our packing shed where he kept a close eye on the harvest.

Look up in the air – it’s, it’s…netting!

Not surprisingly, parrots love jujubes too! Perhaps a little bit too much though… As word has spread among our surrounding parrot population about the tastiness of our jujubes we have found it necessary to net our orchard to protect the fruit. Back to your native diet thanks parrots! And a pleasant surprise awaits our jujube trees when they wake from their winter slumber…

Jujube Tea

Dried jujube is an essential ingredient in many traditional recipes and is particularly popular as a tea (known as daechucha in Korea). It is widely used in soups or it can be candied or used to make jujube syrup. In baking, dried jujube can be used in place of raisins, sultanas and dates in many recipes.

Jujube Tea

To make refreshing jujube tea or daechucha (consumed hot or cold) place 100g of roughly-chopped dried jujube in a saucepan for each 1L of water. Bring to the boil then simmer (with lid on) for 30 minutes. Enjoy the tea hot or let cool, drain through a sieve and store in the fridge.

Hint: Fresh ginger complements this recipe beautifully – just add a slice to the saucepan along with the jujubes before boiling. Kids love it chilled!

Dried Jujubes are Back!

Phew! The wait is over! Our 2015 harvest jujubes have been fully ripened on the tree, then carefully picked and dried to transform into delicious and chewy red dates. Your patience is now rewarded with sweet and nutritious jujubes to sustain your body and soul – enjoy!