- Extremely Nutritious
- Apple-Flavored Fresh Fruit
- Sweet, Date-Like Fruit When Dried
- Easy to Grow
- Heavy Crop
- One of the Sweetest and Largest Jujube Varieties
If you are building out your edible landscape, you’ll want to take a good look at adding easy-care Jujube trees. GA 866 Jujube Tree (Ziziphus jujuba ‘GA 866’) produces an amazing amount of sweet and crisp fruit you can enjoy freshly picked or dried. Not only are Jujube fruit some of the most unique fruits you’ll find, but this variety exceeds others in production and resilience.
Also known as Chinese Dates, fresh Jujube are crisp and feature the refreshing flavor of a ripe apple. We bet healthy Jujube fruit will become one of your favorite late summer snacks. You can pack some for lunch or relax with a bowl while you read in the fall shade.
And lucky for you, the GA 866 Jujube Tree produces some of the sweetest, largest fruit of any named Jujube variety – up to 2 inches in size! You and your children will love this sweet treat freshly picked or dried. Once dried, it is chewy and sweet, like a date.
The health benefits of this fruit are a nice added bonus. Jujube fruits are an excellent source of vitamins A, B, and C in addition to calcium, iron, phosphorous, and nutritious fatty acids. This fruit is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The GA 866 Jujube Tree may produce an amazing harvest, but it’s also quite attractive. With high gloss green leaves and fruit that turns from yellow to green to violet and then finally reddish brown when fully ripe, it makes a great addition to your front or backyard.
Because it has thorns, it performs well as a screen or barrier plant. Trust us, you won’t mind the thorns, because the crunchy fruit is positively addictive!
This deciduous tree boasts delightfully fragrant spring blooms and bright yellow fall color. To keep this pollinator-pleaser growing its best and producing a healthy harvest, provide your GA 866 Jujube Tree with full sun and water only when its soil appears dry. This fast-growing beauty will shoot toward the sky no matter what type of soil you plant it in.
Try it with a partner for larger harvests, such as Sugar Cane Jujube. It makes a wonderful ornamental addition to any yard with branches that twist and turn and attractive green foliage. Don’t miss out on this plant that’s worth its weight in gold!