Jujube (red date)

Ziziphus Jujuba

The jujube is a small, deciduous and naturally drooping tree. It is graceful, ornamental and often thorny with branches growing in a zig-zag pattern. The wood is very hard and strong. Jujube cultivars vary in size and conformation, with some being very narrow in habit and others being more widespread. Plants send up suckers (often with intimidating spines) from their roots, and these suckers can appear many feet from the mother plant. Currently, these root suckers must be controlled by mowing or hoeing.

Available varieties:

Sihong:  Vigorous growth; excellent large round fruit; Ripens in late Sept.

Sugar Cane: Small to med fruit; Extremely sweet and crunchy; Ripens in August