England's Orchard and Nursery

Chinese Date (JuJube)

Trees are grown in pots. Medium 2 to 3 feet tall $35.00;
Large 4 to 5 feet tall $45.00 - GRAFTED. Zones 5-9

Known as Dai Chu in Korean. A small tree and shrub up to thirty feet tall that bears edible fruit, which are cherry to plumb size and very sweet. Can be eaten fresh, dried or used in place of raisins and cooked into sauces.


  • Li - Large rounded fruit 1 1/2 inch long, 1 inch in diameter, and up to 2 ounces. Best eaten fresh, ripens in Aug.
  • Lang - Large fruit, pear shaped, fruit is red when ripe. It can be eaten fresh when ripe or can be substituted for apples in pies. It is best when dried and made into jujube butter.
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    Lang fruit (Jujube)
    Lang Fruit
    Lang Tree (Jujube)
    Lang Tree
  • Sugar Cane - Medium fruit which is round to elongated. It is extremely sweet, but beware of thorns. The fruit is worthy of the thorns!
  • SO - This fruit is large and round with a crisp apple-like flavor. It is one of our favorite jujubes when eaten fresh. This dwarf tree has a zig-zag growth structure. It makes a great specimen tree and conversation piece. It ripens in September.
  • COCO - Prized for its abundant crops of small to medium sized golden brown fruit with a unique flavor reminiscent of coconut and apple. Container grown
  • Sherwood - Fruit that is sweet, barrel shaped, and is dense on an upright tree. Vigorous grower that prefers a drier climate to set fruit well.
  • Shanxi Li - Largest fruit, usually over 2 inches long, great sweet mild apple flavor, turns a shiny reddish brown for hot summers and drier areas.

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