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Lang Jujube TreeZiziphus jujuba 'Lang' The Lang Jujube tree produces small, pear-shaped fruit with reddish-brown skin. The flesh is white, sweet and delicious. Eat fresh, while firm a bit juicy or allow to dry, wrinkle, and become chewy. The Jujube is also know...
Li Jujube TreeZiziphus jujuba 'Li' The Li Jujube are round shaped, small fruits with reddish-brown color skin. Eat fresh when firm, or allow to dry, wrinkle, and become chewy like a date. Jujube is also known as the "Annab" or the "Chinese date". Harvest in...
The Jujube tree, also known as Chinese date or Annab. A very healthy and nutritious. jujubes are small, sweet and delicious fruit white flesh fruit that are round to oval shape. Eat them fresh or enjoy dried. Jujube fruit is green when immature, but turns yellow with spots when ripe. Eat with the thin skin as it contains many nutrients. Considered a superfood, jujubes contain a lot of Vitamin C.
Grow a jujube tree at home, it’s very easy. They have been cultivated for thousands of years. A drought tolerant and cold resistant tree. The tree is deciduous and can grow 10-30 feet tall. The leaves are small, dark green, and bi-pinnately compound, so the tree is drought tolerant. Plant jujube trees in the full sun and water once or twice a week while actively growing in the Spring and Summer. Reduce water in the Fall as the tree drops its leaves. Little to no supplemental water is needed in the winter while the tree is dormant. Branches naturally droop creating a beautiful appearance. Harvest fruit in the Fall.
Plant Care Information
How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate
Irrigation Water Quantity and frequency based on tree maturity – Fully saturate the soil with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15 size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production.
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.