Ziziphus real, chapyzhnik, unabi, yuyuba, zhuzhub(a), Chinese date (lat. Zízíphus jujúba) - a plant; a species of the genus Ziziphus of the Buckthorn family. Deciduous shrub or small tree 5-10 m tall with thick bark. Leaves are simple, elliptical, short-stemmed, whole-edged. The flowers are small, greenish-white, the flowering and fruiting period is June-October. The fruits are small round or ovoid, fleshy, smooth; first they are pale yellow, then red-brown. These are juicy drupes with very sweet, delicious and nutritious flesh.