Lang Jujube Tree
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 known as Annab or the Chinese Date. It is an easy-to-grow attractive tree. Very hardy, drought-resistant, and pest and disease free. Thrives in long, hot Summers. Pollinated by Li. Low Chill. 250 Hours. Grow in USDA Zone 7 -10.
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General Plant Information
Lang Jujube Tree Care And Information
The Lang Jujube tree, also known as “Chinese date,” bears pear-shaped fruits. These reddish-brown delights become sweet, chewy (like dates), and wrinkled when fully ripe in early Fall. The tree is attractive, easy to cultivate, and thrives in hot summers. It exhibits remarkable hardiness, and drought resistance, and is practically immune to pests and diseases. With a very low chilling requirement, it flourishes in USDA Zones 5-10, needing pollination from Li or other jujube varieties. Jujubes are also considered a superfood since jujubes contain a lot of vitamin C.
Lang Jujube Tree Fruit Description:
The Lang jujube fruits are pear-shaped and mature into reddish-brown coloration. When ripe, they become deliciously sweet and chewy, much akin to dates. Harvested in early Fall, the fruits’ wrinkled appearance indicates peak ripeness. The delectable taste makes them a popular choice for fresh consumption, drying, or culinary purposes.
Lang Jujube Tree Description:
The Lang jujube tree boasts attractive features throughout its growth stages. In Spring, it adorns itself with small, inconspicuous flowers, contributing to its beauty. The deciduous leaves provide a lush, green canopy, making it an appealing addition to any landscape. The roots of this tree are well-established and promote stability and efficient nutrient uptake from the soil. Its bark, characterized by a smooth texture, adds to its visual charm.
The Jujube tree offers a multitude of uses. Its delicious fruits are enjoyed fresh and are often dried to preserve their natural sweetness. Culinary enthusiasts incorporate them into various dishes, desserts, and snacks. Additionally, the fruit’s nutritional value makes it a healthy alternative to satisfy sweet cravings. Beyond its edible appeal, the tree’s aesthetic value enhances gardens, parks, and landscapes, creating a serene environment for relaxation.
Known as Chinese Date or Annab. Jujubes are very healthy and nutritious. They are small, sweet, and delicious white flesh fruit that are round to oval in shape. Eat them fresh or enjoy them dried. Jujube fruit is green when immature, but turns yellow with spots when ripe. Eat with thin skin as it contains many nutrients.
The Jujube tree has a rich history dating back centuries. Originating in China, this fruit-bearing tree has been cultivated for its fruits and medicinal properties. Over time, it has spread to various regions across the globe, gaining popularity for its exceptional adaptability and productivity. Its longstanding presence in horticulture speaks to its significance and enduring appeal as a favored tree in gardens and orchards.
Mature Size and Form
Plant most fruit trees about 10 – 15 feet apart. Some varieties like Figs, Pomegranates, and Mulberries can grow larger quickly.
Planning is the most important step when planting a tree. Plant your tree where it has enough space to grow to its full potential. Otherwise, your tree will grow into your surrounding trees. A tree that can grow taller with faster growth will overshadow nearby trees. You may need to move other trees to allow for the one that is thriving rather than cutting back one that naturally grows fast and tall.
Additional InformationHarvest Time : Fall
Botanical Name : Zizyphus jujuba
Watering : Regular
Sun Exposure : Full Sun and Part Sun
Bloom Color : White
Bloom Time : Summer
USDA Hardiness Zones : 5-10
Plant Type: Deciduous
Chill Hours: Less than 200 hours
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating
Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.
Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.
Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.
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.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Deciduous trees need about 5 hours of direct sunlight for proper growth and fruit production.
Sunlight Sensitive plants like Cherries, Persimmons, and Plums can burn in hot climates if they lack water. Use afternoon shade to prevent this damage. A lack of light will stunt growth; balance is key.
Limited Guarantee and Returns
The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.
The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.
Pollination & Propagation
(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.