Jujube Seeds

(Ziziphus jujube var. Spinosa) Zones 6 - 9. Deciduous tree.

The Jujube (pronounced ju-ju-ba) is a distant relative of SeabuckthornTheir chewy, spongy texture makes a very satisfying snack.

Jujubes have been a popular crop in Asia for generations and have a rich medicinal history. They are high in antioxidants, good for the immune system and can help to lower anxiety. 


Cold Hardiness: Zones 6 - 9

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree

Growth RateMedium

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 40 - 60%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun 

Soil Preference: Rich, well draining soil. Mature trees are drought tolerant.



- Soak seeds 48 hrs. Start with hot water, then let them sit at room temperature. Follow with 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds".

*If you do the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seed in pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia

  • $6.99

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