20 ASIAN DATE Jujube Ziziphus Spinosa Common Chinese Tsao Red Fruit Tree Seeds
Description:NAME: Asian DateOTHER COMMON NAMES: Jujube / Chinese Date / Tsao / Spiny Jujube / Common Date / Sour DateSCIENTIFIC NAME: Ziziphus Jujuba Spinosa syn. Ziziphus Sativa Spinosa / Ziziphus Spinosa / Ziziphus Vulgaris SpinosaCOLOR: Greenish Yellow Flowers / Red FruitPLANT SEEDS: Fall Sow / Cold StratifyBLOOM TIME: Late Spring - Early SummerHARVEST: Fall (October in the Northern Hemisphere)HARDINESS ZONE: 6 - 11PLANT HEIGHT: 15 - 30'PLANT SPACING: 15 - 30'LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: SunSOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: AverageQUANTITY: 20 SeedsOTHER: These large shrubs or small trees are native to SE Europe & parts of Asia. They are grown for their edible fruit that has a taste that is similar to a plum & a date. The 1” fruit starts out green & turns to red, wrinkling up when it’s dried. Dates are eaten all over the world. They are a popular snack either fresh, dried, or dried & candied. They are made into syrup, tea, juice, jam, canned, smoked, & added to breads & puddings.Jujube also has many traditional herbal / medicinal uses.Ziziphus Spinosa is more cold tolerant than other species, but is also able to tolerate heat & drought well. They are able to grow in many conditions from desert to alpine. This tree will tolerates most soil conditions including rocky, sandy, & heavy clay. The branches of this species do have spines. The tree’s yellow flowers are small but fragrant. Its shiny dark green leaves are also fragrant & are used to make potpourri.
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