Family Run Jujube Orchard
In 2015 Tony and Georgie Warren decided to move with their family of 3 young girls from Perth to a farm in Capel River. They wanted to provide their daughters with the country upbringing that they had both enjoyed. While running a small herd of beef cattle, they were looking into what they could grow and “picked” Jujubes.
While Jujubes are a cottage industry in Western Australia, Tony and Georgie saw potential in the fruit due to its nutritional value and health benefits. The adaptability of the tree to different soil types and climates and counter seasonality to the Asian and Mediterranean market, potentially opening up export markets, made it an excellent choice.
The family-run Jujube Orchard was established in 2016 and the first small commercial size harvest sold in 2019. In 2020, the harvest size steadily increased, and they have now expanded into other Jujube product lines. Capel River Dried Jujubes are now available online and at the Margaret River and Boyanup Farmers Markets. Capel River Fresh Jujubes are available from Feb – May at selected Fruits and Vegetable stores in Perth and the South West.