Jujube - Li

Ziziphus jujuba

Jujube - Li fruit

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) Self fertile
Other Names: Red date, Chinese date, Korean date, Indian date


Specifications of Jujube - Li

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)Learn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

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Extra Information

Rootstock suckering can be a problem with Jujubes. Best not to disturb ground around trees. Jujubes make great potted plants and good way to not worry about suckers. Repot every 2nd year when Decidous. 

Jujube - Li Reviews & Tips

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Khuyen pham
2y ago

Springvale , Vic

Jujube - Li

Jujube- Li

5y ago


Received from Daley's last year, never put on any growth and instantly suffered sun burn, hopefully it comes back next year otherwise it's a very expensive plant to lose.

★★★★ 7y ago


Planted Jan 2015 in Full Sun has one set fruit

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