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  • From: Elizabeth Hilborn <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] jujube?
  • Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 20:59:51 +0100

Yes, short seasons are the issue.

I am in zone 7 and had a short list of varieties that would bear early enough in the season. I grow So, Sherwood and Shanxi Li.

They bloom late, so late frosts are not an issue.

On 11/8/2018 8:40 PM, Bass S wrote:
I’m in zone 6 and I’ve been growing jujube for years. I don’t think they’ll
do good in colder zones, specially areas with short seasons.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:37 PM Henry via nafex <>

A fruit tree catalog from California arrived in the mail with an amazing

"Jujubes are high in Vitamin C and often referred to as Chinese Dates.
Withstands wide ranging temperatures; from over 100° F to -28° F during
dormancy. Requires minimal chill and hot summer sun to set fruit."

Their catalog offers five varieties. None are rated to take -28F, but all
are rated Zone 5.

Anyone here try jujubes in cold climates?

--Henry Fieldseth
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Zone 4

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