This is the perfect pair for cross pollination that ensures abundant crops of the delicious and easy to grow Jujube fruits. These crunchy sweet fruit are also known as Red Dates, Chinese Dates, Apple Dates and other names. The Fruit can be eaten fresh, dried and made into other confections. Known to be beneficial for a range of health promoting qualities in traditional China. Read more below.
Li Jujube is a popular variety producing abundant, attractive, very large, mahogany brown fruit. Sweet, crisp, and flavorful, Li’s fruit is the size and shape of a small egg with a very small, almost imperceptible seed.
Lang Jujube is prized for its attractive form and striking, large, pear-shaped, golden brown fruit and is one of our most popular varieties. Lang’s crisp and flavorful fruit is delicious eaten fresh, dried, or candied.
A striking ornamental as well as fruiting plant, this rare and unique small tree displays attractive contorted branched, fine lacy foliage, and abundant small, fragrant, white flowers which bloom in mid-summer. Also known as chinese Chinese Date, Jujube’s unique and tasty fruit becomes reddish brown when ripe, with a sweet apple-like flavor and crisp texture. Easy to grow, Jujube can stand some drought and grows well in the Northwest as well as in other regions of the US.
Jujube has a wide culinary history throughout the world. In addition to being eaten fresh, Jujubes are smoked in Vietnam, used in a sweet tea syrup in Korea and China, picked in Bangladesh, used to make wine in China, Brandy in Croatia, and marmalades and juices everywhere.
Jujube also has many medicinal purposes as well. It was been said to alleviate stress, is anti fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-ulcer, and anti-inflammatory.
Jujube likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. While most varieties are considered self-fertile, plant two varieties for heavier crops. Jujube is hardy to minus 20 degrees or below, USDA Zone 5, and grows 8-10ft. in height. Jujube blooms in mid-summer and the fruit ripens in October. It is not bothered by pest or diseases.
Latin Name: Ziziphus jujuba
Site and Soil: Jujube likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Lang Jujube is partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for cross-pollination and heavier crops.
Hardiness: Jujube is hardy to minus 20° F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-10 ft.
Bloom Time: Mid-summer
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 30 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Jujube is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 6-16, 18-24, H1
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34, 39