Ziziphus jujuba, jujube, red date, or Chinese date is a unique fruiting tree. Autumn Beauty is one of the best cultivars.
Ziziphus jujuba is a rare and unique fruiting tree known as jujube, red date, or Chinese date. They typically grow into beautiful small trees 8-10 feet tall with an attractive zig zag branching pattern that is particularly beautiful in winter. The small greenish fragrant flowers produce oval fruit that look like dates. They are about an inch long with chestnut brown to reddish burgundy skin and are harvested in autumn. The fruit has a whitish to greenish flesh and can be eaten when crisp like an apple or when dried. Jujubes were first domesticated in Southwest Asia in 9000 BC and is today used in diverse culinary traditions across Asia to the Middle East and Europe. 'Qi Yue Xian' Autumn Beauty is one of the most flavourful cultivars with a spicy apple-like taste. The fruit is earlier ripening than other varieties and the trees more compact. Trees are partially self-fertile. Plant at least two cultivars for maximum production.
Common Name: Jujube - [Citrus Pre-Order]
Family: Rhamnaceae (The Buckthorn Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Green
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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