Indian Jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana)

Regular price $129.95
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Pot Size

Perfect for growing in arid areas, the fast-growing evergreen Indian Jujube rocks drought-tolerant, fire-resistant qualities and vigorous re-sprouting behaviors. You can prune it as a shrub or let it grow to a full sized tree reaching up to 40 ft. tall.

From the Rhamnaceae family, the Indian Jujube comes from a large family of variable drupes. It is a close relative in the Rosales order, which include Rubus, apple, pear, and strawberry plants. Their trunks bear droopy, shiny leaves next to their grey-to-black spiky trunks. In September, you’ll find the tree full of ornamental yellow 5-petal flower clusters. Their nectar is beloved by bees and makes delicate, floral honey. 

Begin looking for the fruits in early spring. The under-ripe Indian Jujube grows an astringent glossy-green fruit bearing subacid-to-sweet crispy, white flesh. When fully ripe, the fruit becomes yellow and mealy, eventually turning burnt orange-to-red with wrinkly skin and a musky undertone. Fresh fruit helps indigestion when combined with salt and chili pepper. Dried ripe fruit can be used as a laxative. Fruits can be used as a dye for coloring silks! And the Indian Jujube’s sedative seeds can be used to help relieve nausea. 

Plant Type:
Deciduous Fruiting Tree

Harvest Season:
Fall

Mature Size:
Up to 40 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Medium

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 5-10; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 

Propagation: 
Our Jujube trees are grafted and capable of producing fruit within 2 years.

Plantable Pots &
Plastic-Free Packaging

Summer Essentials

Garden Tools & Supplies You'll Dig

Sow Exotic has everything your garden needs to thrive, from planting to harvest, with professional garden tools to organic fertilizers and soil amendments.

Shop Growing Gear

Naturally Grown

Learn more about our all natural and organic soil blends, propagation techniques and more!

Learn More

Sustainable Shipping

Plantable Pots AND Plastic-Free Shipping! Learn more about our commitment to packaging and shipping sustainability - from biodegradable planters to compostable shipping materials.

Plastic-Free Packaging

Powered by Plant People

Team work makes the (green) dream work! Get to know the folks behind the seeds.

Meet the Team

We Think You'll Also Dig