How to grow Jujube tree

Jujube tree grow and care – shrub to small tree of the genus Ziziphus also known as Ziziphus Jujube or Chinese date, Jujube tree perennial deciduous plant and rarely evergreen plant, can be used as edible fruit and ornamental hedge plant, can grow in subtropical, desert, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11.

Flower color yellow or white-green, the size 1-2 mm the flowers grows on young stem next to old stems in clusters.

Jujube tree fruits

Fruit edible round to oval in the color of red-purple, the size 2-5 cm

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How to grow Jujube tree tree growing and care:

Cool winter, for getting bigger fruit better to graft

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorns, aggressive, basal shoot

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, mites

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Because of the thorns recommend to keep it small

Size of the plant?
3-10 m, 10-33 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower
Small white-green flower the size 1-2 mm

Pollination is done by:
Bees, self-pollination (some varieties)

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer – autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Jujube tree fruit?
Eat raw, dry, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Traps or net for fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Ripening of fruit:
Possible to pick the fruit when it’s partial green and wait the will ripening at home

Scientific name:

Ziziphus jujuba

How to grow Jujube tree

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9