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The history of Kungkuan jujubes started from Huan-Nan Chen in Shiqiang Village. He was the first person to plant jujubes in Taiwan. A friend of Huan-Nan Chen brought 2 jujube trees to him from Chaoan of Guangdong Province as gift in 1875. He planted them in his own yard, and these 2 jujube trees are the ancestors of Kungkuan jujube trees.
Bei-Kai Chen, the third generation of the Cheng family, transferred the first generation of trees to his new house in 1927 because of a family asset split and the commemoration of the birth of his first son. In the 1940s, the Chen family started to give away jujube trees to their relatives and friends, and planting jujubes has become popular in Kungkuan Township since then.
The later generations of the original jujube trees planted by Huan-Nan Chen have been accustomed to the environment and climate in Kungkuan and truly became Taiwanese jujubes. The agriculture experts name Kungkuan jujubes as Huan-Nan jujubes, consisting of the “pointed top” and “flat top” strains.