The GA-866 jujube is an outstanding Jujube with sweet apple flavor and attractive shiny leaves. GA-866 jujube is a large elongated fruit (about 1 1/2 inches in length) is noteworthy for its remarkably high sugar content. When candied and dried, the fruit resembles dates. Jujubes do well in hot interior regions and are very drought tolerant. Tree is 5/8" caliper, 5-6 feet tall.
Growing Considerations for GA-866 Jujube tree
Bloom: Very Late
USDA Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Requires another variety for pollination
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Mature Size: 12 to 18 ft. summer prune to reduce tree height.
Recommended Spacing: 12-18 ft. summer prune to reduce height.
Uses: Fresh eating,dessert,drying
Water Requirement: 4-8 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: whips (no side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 6 to 9 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our jujube trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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