Ziziphus jujuba Chico

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Grafted Plant

General Description:

Ziziphus jujuba 'Chico', commonly known as Chico Jujube or Chinese Date, is a deciduous fruit tree belonging to the Rhamnaceae family. It is renowned for its small, sweet, and crisp fruits that resemble small apples when fresh and dates when dried. This cultivar is particularly valued for its high-quality, flavorful fruit.

Physical Characteristics:

Size: The Chico Jujube typically grows to a height of 15-30 feet with a similar spread.

Bark and Branches: The bark is gray to brown, with a rough, fissured texture. The branches are slender, often zigzagged, and can bear small thorns.

LeavesThe leaves are simple, ovate to elliptic, with a glossy green upper surface and a lighter, slightly hairy underside. They are arranged alternately along the branches.

Flowers: Small, yellowish-green flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. They are not particularly showy but are fragrant and attract pollinators.

Fruit: The Chico variety produces small, round to oval fruits, typically 1-2 inches in diameter. The skin is smooth, turning from green to reddish-brown as it ripens. The flesh is crisp and sweet, with a single hard stone in the center.


This cultivar is well-suited to warm, arid, and semi-arid climates.

Soil: It prefers well-drained soils but is adaptable to a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils.

Watering: Once established, Chico Jujube is drought-tolerant. Regular watering during the growing season enhances fruit production and quality.

Full sun is essential for optimal growth and fruiting.

Pruning: Pruning is necessary to maintain shape, remove dead or diseased wood, and encourage better air circulation and sunlight penetration.

Uses: The fruits of Ziziphus jujuba 'Chico' are versatile. They can be eaten fresh, dried, or processed into various products like jujube tea, syrup, and candies. Besides its culinary uses, the tree is also appreciated for its ornamental value and its ability to improve soil quality through nitrogen fixation.

Health Benefits: Jujube fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are known for their calming effects and are traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat insomnia, anxiety, and digestive issues.

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