This fall I harvested the first fruits from my senjed tree of Turkish origin. I also grow couple of seedlings, and I have a graft of an Iranian senjed cultivar. Up to now, only the Turkish one bloomed and fruited. While the official species name seems to be Elaeagnus angustifolia, the cultivated varieties are occasionally separated into Elaeagnus orientalis.
The tree produces very fragrant flowers in May. Even just a few flowers create a lot of very sweet aromas in the garden. They are small and yellow, and have preformed fruits at the bases.
The fruits are ready in October - November. They are very astringent when unripe. The ripe fruits of this cultivar are light brown, over an inch long.