Ziziphus mauritiana grow and care – plant of the genus Ziziphus also known as Indian Jujube, Ziziphus mauritiana perennial evergreen rarely deciduous plant can grow is shrub or tree, can grow in subtropical, desert, mediterranean or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Flower color white, flowers small size 1-2 mm and grow on the base of new stems

Ziziphus mauritiana fruit

Fruit oval in the color yellow-orange to red, the size 1-3 cm.

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How to grow Ziziphus mauritiana growing and care:

Well-drained soil (sandy), alkaline soil

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

Is it necessary to graft in Ziziphus mauritiana?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Thorns, aggressive

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, mites

Pruning season:

How to prune:
because of the thorns recommend to open the growth to easier fruit collecting

Size of the plant?
5-15 m, 15-45 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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer – autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Ziziphus mauritiana fruits?
Eat raw, dry

Work requirements on the fruit:
Traps for fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

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

Scientific name:

Ziziphus mauritiana


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • 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