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Botanical Name: Ziziphus jujuba

The Jujube is classed with the raisin, date and fig as a pectoral fruit and can be eaten fresh or dried. The fruit varies in size depending on the cultivar with a thin, edible, dark red skin surrounding a crisp white flesh. At the centre of the flesh is a small seed (pip). The fruit has a pleasant sweet taste and the texture and flavour resembles more an apple/pear than a date. They can be processed in various ways such as fresh, dried, candy, jam, pulp and wine.

Jujubes are extremely hardy and tolerate saline soils which make it a highly adaptable crop well suited to a range of climatic condition.

Other Names: red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date


Also known as Chinese dates the jujube is a small deciduous tree or shrub reaching a height of 10 m, usually with thorny branches. Fruits are oval 1.5-3cm in size, when immature they are smooth-green, with the consistency and taste of an apple maturing dark red to purplish-black and eventually wrinkling to look similar to a date. There is a single hard stone similar to an olive stone. Weed Warning - Trees do tend to sucker from their roots around the tree and these suckers are spiny and can be a nuisance.
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Jim Dawson picking a heavy crop of Chico from his orchard

Jujube - Chico

Fruit is round but flattened on the bottom and look similar to a small apple. Pick when the whole fruit (or at least 80%) has just turned brownish red. Texture is crisp and light we consider it an excellent fresh or dried variety. Fruit size 35-45mm. Developed at the Chico institute in California, this is an early fruiting variety. (Jan - March)
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Jujube - Sherwood

The Sherwood jujube is considered to be one of the largest and best flavored jujubes, with fruit growing the size of lemons. The Sherwood is a thornless jujube tree producing very dense growth with a columnar, upright tree shape. Late season variety.
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Jujube Li

Jujube - Li

Large and round in shape. The texture is crisp and fresh fruit have an excellent flavour. Fruit can be picked at the yellow/green stage however the best flavour is obtained when half the fruit has turned reddish brown. Mature fruits are 40-60mm in diameter. Mid season ripening (Feb-April)
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)


Customer Comments on Jujube

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Jujube Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Jujube - Chico

Excellent delicious fruit tree | Daniel Fong - Macgregor, QLD 06-Oct-2015
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