England's Orchard and Nursery

Chinese Date (JuJube)

Trees are grown in pots. Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00;
Large 4 to 5 feet tall $45.00 - GRAFTED. Zones 5-9

Known as Dai Chu in Korean. A small tree and shrub up to thirty feet tall that bears edible fruit, which are cherry to plumb size and very sweet. Can be eaten fresh, dried or used in place of raisins and cooked into sauces.


  • GA-866 - Shiny reddish-brown, date-like fruit. Sweet apple flavor. Fruit is noteworthy for its remarkably high sugar content. When candied and dried they resemble dates. The fruit is 1½ - 2 inches long, elongated and plump. Ripens close to Lang. Needs hot summer for fruit to ripen.
  • Li - Large rounded fruit 1 1/2 inch long, 1 inch in diameter, and up to 2 ounces. Best eaten fresh, ripens in Aug. Very limited supply
  • Lang - Extremely productive and has large pear shaped fruit, which is red when ripe. Best when dried and made into jujube butter, but it can be eaten fresh when red ripe or can be substituted for apples in pies.
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    Lang fruit (Jujube)
    Lang Fruit
    Lang Tree (Jujube)
    Lang Tree
  • Sugar Cane - Medium fruit which is round to elongated. It is extremely sweet, but beware of thorns. The fruit is worthy of the thorns!
  • SO - Dwarf trees with a zig-zag pattern growth structure. It makes a great specimen tree and conversation piece. Fruit is very large and round with a crisp apple-like flavor. It ripens in September and is one of our favorite Jujubes to consume fresh.
  • Shan Xi Li - Extremely Large fruit with great flavor, usually over 2 inches, reddish-brown bound date-like fruit, sweet like apple flavor, can be dried or candied, good in hot regions, self-fertile. Ripens in late September.
  • Honey Jar - Extremely sweet fruit with an apple-like texture, small to medium size fruit that is round to oval, attractive shiny leaves. Plant does have thorns and is smaller than many other jujube trees, but the fruit is well worth a few thorns. Drought tolerant, good in our growing areas of Zone 6a.
  • Sherwood - Excellent tasting, firm large shiny reddish-brown date-like fruit. Sweet apple-like flavor. When candied and dried, resembles date. Good in hot desert areas. Attractive shiny leaves. Upright grower with far fewer thorns than other selections. Very limited supply

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