Chinese Date (JuJube)
GRAFTED. Zones 5-9
Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00
Large 3 to 4 feet tall $45.00
Extra Large 4 to 5 feet tall $55.00
We can only ship trees up to 86 inches tall.
Shipping trees taller than 86 inches is cost prohibitive.
These trees are both field and container grown. If you have a preference please let us know, and we will try to fill your request.
Known as Dae Chu in Korean and Hong Zhou in Chinese. A small tree and shrub up to thirty feet tall that bears edible fruit that are cherry to plum size and very sweet. Can be eaten fresh, dried and used in place of raisins, and cooked into sauces.
- Li - Large rounded fruit 1 1/2 inch long, 1 inch in diameter, and up to 3 ounces. Best
eaten fresh, ripens in Aug.
- 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. Dries well but we prefer it fresh. One of the most productive here.
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Many other Jujube cultivars are available. Please inquire as to which ones.
- Sugar Cane - Medium fruit that can be round to elongated. It is extremely sweet, but it is on a thorny plant. 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 flavorful 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.
- Chico aka GI7-62- From the Chico Research Program. Fruit is round but flattened to an unusual shape. Excellent, sweet taste. A real surprise! It was named "Chico" by Paul Thompson of the California Rare Fruit Growers one of the lasting cultivars that have been proven productive.
- Shi Hong Jujube - Produces a large fruit and ripens late. This is the Jujube that requires long hot summers low humidity drier conditions. A light producer in our area but does very well in the hot south west.
- 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.
- 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 and low humidity for fruit to ripen.
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