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Honey Jar Jujube
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HONEY JAR JUJUBE TREE

$49.99

Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 6-10Jujube Size Info

Size: 3 Gal., 3-5 Ft.

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Product Description

Honey Jar Jujube – Juicy, Sweet, and Thin Skinned!

While smaller than other Jujube fruit, Honey Jar makes up for it in sweetness, crunch, juiciness and thinness of skin. It has a unique flavor that’s spicy sweet. The round shaped Honey Jar fruit is excellent for fresh eating or dehydrating and is the juiciest jujube variety out there. Honey Jar is one of the earliest jujube to ripen as the fruit can be eating when it’s yellowish-green. Ripens from early August to October. Zone 6-10.

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

3-5 Ft.

Planting Zone

6-10

Pollinator

Self-fertile

Ripening Season

Early August through September

Tigertooth JujubeNever heard of a jujube? Join the crowd, here in the states this is a little known fruit. But over the years we have had a wide variety of people visit the nursery and I am always astonished to find how many people from countries other than the states know about jujube. This delectable native of China has been cultivated for over 4,000 years, in it’s native country it is highly regarded with over 400 named varieties in cultivation. Over time this fruit has traveled and is enjoyed as a commercial and door yard tree in Russia, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, and the Middle East. It goes under several names as you travel the world red dates, Chinese dates, Korean dates, or Indian dates. Jujube have been hybridized to create a range of flavors and textures. It’s reputation in the states got a very bad start as most of the first varieties to be introduced were drying types. The drying type are good but they only achieve their rich flavor once they are dried. Over time some of the better fresh eating selections have finally made their way here.  Unlike the drying varieties which have less juice the fresh type have a crisp apple like texture and sprightly flavor.

As well as being tasty, jujube are quite good for you. Medical studies have found that jujube fruits and extracts have the capacity to help lower blood pressure, reverse liver disease, treat anemia, and inhibit the growth of tumor cells that can lead to leukemia. Jujube extracts are also used in skin care products, they are used to diminish wrinkles, relieve dry skin, and treat sunburn pain  Jujubes fruit have have calming properties, when eaten. They are a good source of natural antioxidants, and can help promote relaxation, maintain liver function, limit free radical damage, maintain cholesterol levels already within the normal range, and even treat hair loss.

All this and a tree that is practically trouble. They are one of the easiest, most problem-free fruits you can grow – best described as indestructible. They will grow in a wide range of climates hot and cold, thrive in dry areas with poor soil. A little care will go a long way with this tree.

 

POLLINATION 

All the jujube varieties we offer are self pollinating.

LANDSCAPING WITH JUJUBE TREES Open Me)

Landscaping with Jujube Trees…..

Jujube will grow to approximately 30-40 feet tall. The trees favor a river willow, with shiny, emerald green leaves. Spring brings chains of small fragrant yellow flowers. Jujube grow into a graceful shade tree all summer long and in the fall, the leaves turn a rich yellow before dropping.

Try a jujube as focal point in your landscape. Put one where you’ll want summer shade and where you can smell the fragrance as you enter the garden. Add a hedge of blueberries for contrast. Tie it all together with a lush ground cover of strawberries for a never-ending cycle of flowers, fruit and fall color.  

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR JUJUBE TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR JUJUBE TREES

 

Well-drained sandy soils are preferred, but jujubes will grow on any soil type as long as good drainage is provided. Trees will fruit in a light shade but prefer full sun. Quite cold hardy jujube are good choices for cold sites, like the north side of the house or area prone to frost pockets. They thrive in harsh dry locations where few other fruit trees can make a go of it. Jujube have some salt tolerance.

 

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING JUJUBE TREES

Planting a Tree  6Jujubes prefer slightly acid soil (pH 5.5-6.5), but soils of up to moderate alkalinity are readily tolerated. If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a soil sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test.

Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Set that soil aside and mix it 50/50 with either aged mushroom compost, aged manure, or rotted pine bark & aged manure/compost. Remove the plant from the pot, gently loosen the root ball and place in the planting hole. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in. Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilizer in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below).

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR JUJUBE TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING JUJUBE TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer
contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements
are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary
according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING JUJUBE TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals

1 cup per each year of trees life

-Max out at 9 cups on Mature Trees

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups for 1 year old

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. For Zones 9-10, fertilize 3 times each year in late February,

late May and late July/early August. For plants further north (Zones 7-8b), fertilize in March or after bud break. Never fertilize after August (June in Zones 7-8b) as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

WATERING JUJUBE TREES

The first year is the critical time for the establishment of a new fig. Water thoroughly
twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this
usually takes 40-50 minutes. Figs should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth
and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. 

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR JUJUBE TREES (Open Me)

PRUNING JUJUBE TREES

Jujubes require little pruning. The fruit is harvested by shaking the trees, so there is no need to prune shorten for easy picking. In time the trees can receive damage from heavy fruit loads. Remove crossing branched that would cause rubbing injuries. Remove dead and damaged wood when appropriate.

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR JUJUBE TREES (Open Me)

Jujubes are essentially free from pests and diseases. They are probably one of the best fruits for organic gardeners.

Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is most important. The removal of diseased and dead wood, and picking up fallen or rotting fruit off the trees as it occurs, will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.