Jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba)
Easy to grow and tough attractive tree with contorted branches and glossy bright green leaves that turn yellow in fall. Grows 10-20 ft. Fragrant light yellow flowers bloom in midsummer and make excellent bee forage. The small brown fruits, sometimes call Chinese Dates, are like a sweet crisp apple in green stage, and when dried have a flavor that resembles dates. The fruits are nutritious as well as delicious and full of vitamin C. The Jujube is one of the most widely grown fruits in China where they are highly esteemed. Trees are drought tolerant, hardy to –10 degrees and need a long growing season to produce fruit. Fruit ripens late summer fall. Need 2 for Pollination. Zones 6-10.