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Shanxi Li Jujube

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$69.99 - $69.99
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SKU D209

Zizyphus jujuba 'Shanxi Li'

Very large - up to 2" tall! Barrel-shaped, mottled yellow/brown when fully ripe, with a light, airy texture and light sweetness when fresh, and intensely sweet when dried. Also self fruitful!

Jujubes are pretty trees with glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the autumn. Called “Chinese Date”, the fruit is lightly sweet, reddish brown when ripe, 1-1/2” long with a single seed. These grafted trees will grow to 20’ or more but can be maintained much smaller. They are very productive and early bearing. The fruit needs hot summers to ripen well. In cooler summers pick it half brown and half green and bring it inside to finish ripening. The myth of Zizyphus is that they are all tender subtropicals, but jujubes are hardy down to zone 6.

USDA Zone: 6-10

Grow Height: 18'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: Self Fertile

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (4'-5')


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  • I live just north of seattle in a low spot, or cold pocket. Also, the sun in the summer may only be direct from 9 until about 4pm. Is there a variety that you would recommend over the others?

    Jujube is not going to ripen for you outside of a greenhouse environment. Sorry!

  • Can jujube grow in tropical climate Hawaii? What varieties to choose for tropical? Do you ship to Hawaii?

    Jujube grows well in tropical climates if the soil is not too wet. We do ship to Hawaii.

  • How do I make this tree a dwarf

    Through judcious and wise annual pruning.

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