Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The Fifth International Jujube Symposium (5th IJS) sponsored by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) will be held in Baoding
(150km south of Beijing, the capital of China) in September 5～8, 2021. This symposium is to provide an international forum on jujube (Ziziphus Mill.)
for exchanging information among researchers and academicians as well as related businessmen and officials.
Jujube is an outstanding multi-purpose economic plant and a super fruit for the future. Jujube is becoming increasingly important and popular in the
world. China has at least 14 jujube species, of which Chinese jujube (Z. jujuba Mill.) and Indian jujube or ber (Z. mauritiana Lam.) were widely cultivated
with total growing area of approximately 2 million hectare and total production of over 8 million tons. Approximately 20 million farmers rely on jujube
Under the auspices of ISHS, the First to the Forth IJS were successfully held in Baoding, China (2008), Xinzheng, China (2011), Brisbane, Australia (2014) and
Istanbul, Turkey (2018) respectively. The Third and the Fourth IJS were also one of the symposia of the 29th and 30th International Horticultural Congress.
On behalf of the organizing committee of 5th IJS, I sincerely invite you to participate in the symposium. I am looking forward to meeting you in Baoding,
Prof. & Dr. Mengjun Liu
Chairman of the symposium