Also known as Chinese dates. Jujubes have sweet, reddish-brown fruit. Good fresh - apple like or dried, tastes like dates. Jujube trees have small glossy leaves and they tolerate extreme heat, drought & winter temperatures to -10° F. Leafs out late spring. Blooms early summer. Quick to bear, likes well drained, sunny location. Zone 6-9. They are often the last trees to break dormancy. So don't worry if it takes a while for the tree to leaf out.
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Also known as Chinese dates, Lang Jujube produces sweet reddish brown fruit (larger than Li Jujube) that tastes like dates. Good fresh or dried. Small glossy leaved tree, tolerant of extreme heat, drought & winter temperatures to minus 10F. Leafs out late spring. Blooms early summer. Quick to bear, likes well drained, sunny location. Nearly thornless. Zone 6-9. Needs Li as pollinator.
Also known as Chinese dates, Li Jujube has sweet reddish brown, oval fruits that taste like dates. Good dried or especially good fresh, where it can be eaten early when yellow/green. Small, glossy leaved tree. Leafs out late spring and blooms in early summer. Tolerant of extreme heat, drought and winter temperatures to minus 10F. Precocious and self-fertile. Thorny. Zone 6-9.
Another recent introduction from Northern China, bringing greater hardiness in Jujubes to North America. Qiyue Xian Jujube is very early to ripe and produce medium sized dark brown, sweet fruits. Pollinate with Li or Lang. Also know as the variety 'Autumn Beauty'.