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.
Growing Considerations for Ga-866 Jujube
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Bloom Period: Very Late
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Fresh Eating, Canning / Preserves
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 1-2 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 4-8 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*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.
Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits