Ziziphus jujuba
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Ziziphus jujuba

Chinese jujube
Chinese date
da zao

  family rhamnaceae 
  genus ziziphus 

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Genus  Ziziphus Species  jujuba Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Chinese jujube   Chinese date   da zao Family  RHAMNACEAE Specimen number  S7142 Data source  GrUnFr p173;MedPl p281;UnFruit pp139-146
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  40' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  immunostimulant   sedative   antiallergenic Medicinal parts  Fruit Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is round or oblong and from 1/2 to 1 inch long. It is spongy, sweet, date-like and dark brown in color when ripe, pleasantly acid when fresh becoming sweeter with ripening. Ziziphus jujuba is most often used in candy. Chinese jujube (sometimes called Chinese date) is most often used pickled, dried or fresh. Ziziphus jujuba is called da zao in Chinese. This plant is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as an immunostimulant, a sedative and an antiallergenic. Only the fruit is used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed   Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style  Orchard Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Sep 01 - Nov 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Dried   Pickled   Candy Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts round or oblong and from 1/2 to 1 inch long Flavor / texture  spongy, sweet, date-like and dark brown in color when ripe, pleasantly acid when fresh becoming sweeter with ripening
Horticulture notes  Ziziphus jujuba is self fertile. Produce is ready from September through November. Chinese jujube (in some places called Chinese date) is often propagated by seed or using a cutting. This plant most likely originates from China.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Ziziphus jujuba is a woody perennial. Chinese jujube (locally known in some parts as Chinese date) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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