by Texas Homesteader
Today I’m falling back into the archives & bringing back to the surface a post just for YOU that’s proved very popular with my readers in the past. Today’s Thrifty Thursday post was an easy decision for me – PRESERVING JUJUBES!
It seems everyone is interested in these mysterious fruits of the past. Last year at a site where an old abandoned homestead once stood I stumbled upon an overgrown grove and I was curious – what could this grove be? I submitted pictures of the leaves, trunk and fruit to my extension agent and they identified the tree as Jujube. It seems many old homesteads from days gone by planted jujubes, as they were a hearty and productive tree with few pests. I harvested buckets of those fruits and experimented with different ways to dehydrate them to use in my homemade pumpkin granola. Intrigued about this mysterious fruit? Read on, dear friends…
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