Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba) In China, jujubes are eaten fresh, dried, smoked, pickled and candied. Jujubes, sometimes referred to as 'Chinese Dates', have also been used as herbal medicine for thousands of years throughout Asia. Besides being loaded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, they inhibit the growth of free radicals, lower blood pressure and alleviate stress. Growing these compact trees is also stress-free. They will thrive in almost any poor or compacted soil, are very drought resistant, need little pruning and have virtually no pest or disease problems. Visual appeal is enhanced by jagged, drooping branches and small glossy leaves.  Since they are more of a hot, dry climate tree, we suggest planting in sheltered or even sun-baked urban locations. They do well in containers too. Potted
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Jujube : ZIGZAG™ 30-60cm (12-24") 1 gallon pot


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(Yongjo cv.)
Zigzag™ quite obviously and aptly refers to the contorted branching of this attractive, compact ornamental tree. In late fall the bountiful crops of small to medium size, crisp and tasty, brown fruits are ready for fresh eating or drying.


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Growing Tips

Pawpaws, Persimmons, Jujubes Growing Tip

In most cases, we recommend planting bareroot fruit trees at their permanent site as soon as you get them. However, the trees in this section of the catalogue (Pawpaws, Persimmons and Jujubes) will often benefit from spending a few more years in a pot. Since these species do not take as well to bareroot handling, we receive them as very small trees in pots. We suggest you repot them in a 2 or 3 gallon container and grow them for several seasons. Pawpaws in particular, will appreciate this, as the tender young trees will prosper much more if you can keep them out of direct sunlight. This way you also have the option of overwintering them in your garage until they are bigger and stronger.
See Page 80 for 3 gallon Root Trapper® Containers.