Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Jujube Plant Profile

 Jujube Plant Profile

Jujube (Ziziphus jujube) is an attractive tree that produces edible fruits. It is also known as the Chinese date. Jujube trees are hardy to USDA Zones 6-11. It is self-pollinating, so you only need one in your garden to be able to produce fruits, but a second tree of another variety nearby can produce larger yields. Try planting a ‘Li’ near a ‘Lang’. They grow best in full sun and well-draining soils. They prefer a hot summer for the best fruit set. They can also be grown in containers.

They are disease- and pest-free for the most part. One warning, the tree does have thorns. Pruning is not necessary for the fruit production, but it is recommended in winter to shape the tree for ornamental purposes. Depending on the variety, Jujube can be round or oval. They have an apple-like texture and flavor, with more of a berry-type taste when they are fully ripe. At that point, they are red, soft, and wrinkly. You can store the dried fruits for up to a year. Jujube: You Can Grow That! The video was produced by Washington Gardener Magazine as part of our Plant Profile series for Mid-Atlantic USA gardeners. Audio, text, and video/photos by Kathy Jentz Editing by Christine Folivi ➤ If you enjoy this video, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe to our Youtube channel (thank you!) ➤Remember to TURN ON notifications to know when our new videos are out ➤ FIND Washington Gardener Magazine ONLINE ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Podcast: GardenDC

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