Ziziphus jujuba Dongzao is a slow growing, multi-stemmed fruit shrub/small tree from the Far-East. It has gooseberry-sized, edible fruits (taste between an apple and a pineapple) that mature from green to brown in the Autumn. The fruits can be eaten raw, cooked or in confectionary. Tiny yellow flowers develop in the spring. The Chinese Date "Dong" is drought tolerant, not fussy to soil conditions and is suitable for pot growing. We have lovely, freshly potted plants (10-15cm tall) from cloning (not from seed). (It is very difficult to get good seeds or fresh propagation which is reflected in the items price.) The Dongzao variety was selected in China for its large, rounded, tasty fruits, regular good crop, and somewhat faster (than a seedling) growth. It is hardy to -30C and copes with all aspects of the British climate.
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