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So Jujube Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Enjoy the lush So Jujube Tree, perfect for sweet, edible fruits and easy care. Thrive in your garden with this resilient gem. Order online now.


Cold Hardy (10°)-(5°)
Grafted No, on its own root system
Growing Zone 6A - 10B
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Product Description

So Jujube Tree: Savor the Sweetness of Ancient Delights

About the Fruit

The So Jujube is a delectable fruit that has graced tables for centuries. Known for its sweet, apple-like flavor and refreshing crispness, the So Jujube offers a unique eating experience. Often referred to as Chinese dates, these fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any diet. Enjoy them fresh, dried, or as a natural sweetener in various culinary creations. The So Jujube is not just a fruit; it’s a bite of history and health.

What to Know About the Tree

The So Jujube tree is a picture of resilience and beauty. This deciduous tree sheds its leaves in the winter, revealing an elegant and intricate branch structure. Throughout the growing season, it’s adorned with glossy, green leaves and small, fragrant flowers, making it a charming presence in any garden. Reaching heights of 15-20 feet when mature, the So Jujube tree is known for its drought tolerance and adaptability to various soils, requiring minimal attention to thrive and produce abundant fruit.

Harvest Season

Anticipation for the So Jujube harvest begins in the fall when the fruits turn from a light green to a rich, reddish-brown. This is the time to enjoy the fruits at their peak of sweetness. The abundance of jujubes ready for picking makes this season a rewarding period for gardeners and fruit lovers alike, providing an ample supply of these ancient delicacies.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine a fruitscape™ where the So Jujube tree stands tall, offering both shade and bounty. Its attractive form and seasonal transformations provide year-round interest and a conversation starter for visitors. Integrating this exotic fruit tree into your fruitscape™ not only adds diversity but also brings a touch of the exotic to your own backyard. Group with other fruit trees or use as a standout specimen to create a lush, edible landscape that captivates the senses.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we pride ourselves on delivering the So Jujube tree with the utmost care, ensuring it arrives at your doorstep 100% in pot, just like buying in person. Our superior packaging and easy shipping make the journey from our family-run nursery to your fruitscape™ a seamless experience. Trust in our reputation as a nationally renowned and trusted online plant nursery to bring the allure of the So Jujube Tree into your home. Order now and enrich your fruitscape™ with this exotic treasure.

Cold Hardy(10°)-(5°)
Container PlantContainer Friendly
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B
Mature Height6-8 FT
Mature Width4-6 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing4-6 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Jujube Trees

Experience the fun and fascination of Fruitscaping™ with our Jujube Trees. These charming, easy-care trees are a delightful addition to any gardening endeavor, known for their resilience, longevity, and delicious, sweet fruit reminiscent of apples.

Jujube Trees, or “Chinese Dates”, are a fantastic choice for the adventurous home gardener. Their robust growth habit, drought tolerance, and adaptability to various soil types make them a perfect fit for a range of climates and landscapes. Moreover, their resistance to pests and diseases means less time fussing over your tree and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor.

The Jujube Tree’s rewards extend beyond its effortless care. The small, apple-like fruits have a sweet, crisp texture when fresh, and they mature into a soft, date-like consistency when dried. Whether eaten fresh, dried, or used in baking and confectionery, jujubes offer a unique, versatile flavor to savor and share.

In the garden, Jujube Trees shine with their architectural beauty. Their gnarled, zigzagging branches create an eye-catching pattern, while the shiny, bright green leaves bring a lush vibrancy. Come fall, the leaves turn a stunning yellow, providing a dramatic seasonal display.

Maintaining your Jujube Tree is straightforward – a sunny location, well-draining soil, and occasional watering in dry conditions are the basic requirements. A yearly application of a balanced fertilizer can also enhance the tree’s health and productivity.

Venture into the engaging world of Fruitscaping™ with Jujube Trees. From the rewarding process of nurturing and care to the sweet taste of your homegrown jujubes, these trees bring joy, beauty, and a touch of the exotic to your backyard.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Jujube Recipe

Candied Dried Jujube

  • Lightly prick the skin of 2 cups of ripe Jujube.
  • Fill a mason jar with fruit and top with honey.
  • Seal and place to marinate in the refrigerator for one week.
  • Take out and place on a cookie sheet. Place in a low heat oven (about 200 degrees) and dehydrate until thoroughly dried.
  • Roll in confectioners sugar, and eat them like crazy!
Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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