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Jujube - Lang Advanced

Jujube - Lang Advanced

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PICK UP ONLY Lang Jujube Trees are currently 1.5m tall in 50lt pots. This is a grafted tree and please be aware that the tree loses all of its leaves during winter. It is recommended not to water the tree in its deciduous state but give it a good amount of fertiliser coming into spring time and start to water again as the leaves emerge. The trees are in 200ml pots and have an established root system. 


Lang jujubes are a larger jujube variety, averaging 3 to 5 centimeters in diameter, and have a pyriform shape with a bulbous base, tapering slightly towards the stem end. The skin is firm, smooth, and semi-thick, transitioning from green when immature to yellow-green, red-brown, to mahogany when ripe. Underneath the surface, the flesh is crisp, coarse, spongy, and slightly dry. There is also a small pit found in the center of the pale green to white flesh. Lang jujubes are considered edible in their yellow-green phase and have a sweet flavor reminiscent of green apples. As the fruits are left on the tree, the skin will begin to wrinkle, and the flesh becomes chewy, developing a date-like consistency. When dried, Lang jujubes have a high sugar content, contributing to the fruit’s sweet flavor, and have a subtly earthy, caramel-like taste.

Current Facts

Lang jujubes, botanically classified as Ziziphus jujuba, are large, sweet fruits belonging to the Rhamnaceae family. The ancient variety is native to China, where the tree is favored as an ornamental cultivar, prized for its contorted branches and high fruit yields. Lang jujubes are also the most popular jujube variety for drying, developing a wrinkled appearance and consistency similar to a date. The variety is often referred to as the Chinese date and is incorporated in its dried state into a wide variety of culinary applications. Outside of China, Lang jujubes were one of the original jujube varieties introduced into the United States for commercial cultivation. Despite the cultivar’s initial backing by the USDA, Lang jujubes had a rough introduction into American agriculture due to the lack of understanding around the variety. Many growers were unaware that the variety was explicitly developed in Asia for drying and attempted to grow the fruits for fresh eating, resulting in large crops of jujubes with dry, mealy flesh. Eventually, more information about jujube varieties was disseminated throughout the United States, and new cultivars were introduced from China specifically for fresh eating, helping growers distinguish between drying and fresh eating cultivars. Lang jujubes were also selectively bred over time to exhibit better fresh eating characteristics, transforming the variety into one of the top commercial cultivars in the United States in the modern-day.

Nutritional Value

Lang jujubes are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that strengthens the immune system, and are a good source of fiber to regulate the digestive tract. The fruits also contain minerals, including potassium, to regulate fluid levels, zinc to fight off viruses, and phosphorus to help grow bones. In traditional Chinese medicine, Lang jujubes are used as a healing ingredient, primarily in teas and tonics, to soothe sore throats and reduce symptoms associated with stress. They are also believed to improve qi, or energy, in the body and cleanse the blood.


Lang jujubes are best suited for cooked applications as their large size, and chewy, date-like consistency are showcased as a sweetener. The variety can be eaten raw, but the flesh has a drier character, sometimes giving fresh fruits a mealy, spongy texture. Lang jujubes are considered the best variety for drying. The wrinkled fruits can be consumed as a sweet snack, sliced and tossed into salads, cut and layered over peanut butter toast, or used as a topping over granola, porridge, and oatmeal. Dried Lang jujubes can also be made into a paste for fillings in cakes, muffins, and cookies, mixed into stews, soups, and sauces, or cooked into honey, jams, butter, and syrups. In China, Lang jujubes are popularly candied as a sweet dessert or steeped in boiling water for tea. Lang jujubes pair well with aromatics such as garlic, ginger, and onion, goji berries, honey, brown sugar, chocolate, nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and pecans, mushrooms, and meats such as poultry, beef, and pork. Fresh Lang jujubes can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks. Dried Lang jujubes will keep 6 to 12 months when stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight.

Ethnic/Cultural Info

Lang jujubes are a symbolic food consumed at traditional weddings in China. The dried, red fruits represent prosperity and good fortune and are often served as snacks or desserts to guests during the wedding reception. Jujubes are also incorporated into a soup and given to the bride and groom to ensure the marriage is successful and happy. In addition to its symbolism, dried Lang jujubes are also red in color, which is a lucky hue within Chinese culture. To highlight this color during the wedding, dried Lang jujubes are paired with other auspicious foods such as longan, lotus seeds, and peanuts and are used to decorate the newlywed’s bed as a fertility blessing.


Jujubes are native to China, where they have been growing for over 4,000 years. The small fruits were later transported along the silk road and introduced into the rest of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe sometime around 380 CE. Jujubes have been extensively cultivated in China, selected for improved growth characteristics and flavor, and it is believed that there are over 400 varieties of jujubes in existence. In 1908, agricultural explorer Frank Meyers, in partnership with the USDA, visited China and gathered 67 samples of jujube varieties, including Lang jujubes. All 67 varieties were first planted at the Plant Introduction Station in Chico, California, and were eventually distributed among other USDA stations, including Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Georgia. In 1926, after trialing the cultivars, the USDA recommended four varieties, including Lang jujubes, for cultivation in the United States. In the present day, Lang jujubes are one of the top commercially grown varieties within the United States. The variety can also be found in Asia, mainly in China, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.

Specifications of Jujube - Lang

Preferred ClimateWarm Temperate, Arid (Dry)

Grown FromGrafted

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate1 (Self Pollinating)

Can it Handle Frosts?Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these AreasWA

Suitability in PotsYes with 35L+ Pot

Water RequirementsDrought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest2-3 Years

Sun or ShadeFull (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil TypeGood Drainage

Soil pHNeutral (6.6-7.3pH)


How to care for your fruit tree

When you receive your fruit trees please unpackage them as soon as possible and give them some water. It is normal for some of the fruit trees to wilt slightly in transit but they will revive quickly with care. Please water your trees everyday.

Planting Instructions:

In a pot: If you are planting your fruit tree in a pot long term we recommend using a 3-50 litre pot . Use premim potting mix or rich garden soil, place a saucer under the pot and grass clippings or mulch around the tree to help the tree retain moisture. Water every 1-2 days continually.

In the ground: Dig a hole 2 times larger than the size of the pot or bag the tree is currently in. Squeeze the pot to loosen the root system before planting. Water well and add mulch or grass clipping around the tree. Water daily for the first year and then after that the tree should be able to sourse its own water through its root system, but continue to observe the tree and water if necessary.

Wait 1 month after planting before fertilising to avoid burning the roots.

Special care instructions for lychee, avocado and bananas, please see the product description for each tree.

Fertiliser: Fertilise your trees once a year in springtime following the correct instructions on the packet.

Pruning: Pruning your tree ecourages new gowth and a bushier growth habit. At the end of summer we recommend pruning the tips of the tree branches by 2-3cms or you can prune the tree to a desired shape.

If you have any care questions please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.


Shipping Costs:

Brisbane and Gold Coast Metro Suburbs: Free Shipping

Other Areas QLD: Shipping costs may apply based on your location and the number of trees purchased. If there are any additional shipping fees you will be contacted after you purchase and given the option of a refund if you desire.

Other Areas: NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. $30 per order or free shipping if you buy 4 or more trees.

Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be packed and sent.

If you find a tree you would like to purchase we recommend doing so promptly as often our stock sells out shortly after being listed and then wont be available again until our next re-stock. 

Our maximum box size is 1.06m. Some trees may need to be trimmed to fit into the packaging, this does not damage the tree, it encourages the tree to grow new branches and become bushier. 

You may not be sent the exact tree pictures on the website but it I’ll be very similar in size and height. All of our trees are grown outside in the sun, so they are fully accustomed to Queensland weather conditions. Due to that, the trees may have minor leaf imperfections from the sun, but the overall health of the trees is superb. 

Orders are shipped by courier and usually take 1-3 business days if you are in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and other Metro areas or up to 3 weeks for other locations. Plants are packaged carefully with water in the packaging.

Please follow all care instructions for your tree/s as outlined on the website in the product description of each tree. MOST IMPORTANT IS WATERING YOUR TREE EVERYDAY (preferably in the morning).

If there are any issues when your package arrives please contact us via email at for a promt reply.

Return policy

At Fruitopia Nursery we love plants and we want you to love your plants too, so if there are any issues with your purchase, we’re here to help. Please carefully follow all care instructions for your new plants, paying particular attention to their watering requirements.

If you are unhappy with your purchase in anyway please contact us by email and we will do our very best to resolve the situation. 

Depending on the problem we will be happy to offer a refund, partial refund or exchange at our sole discretion. 

If your goods are damaged on arrival, please take a photo and contact us immediately via email so that we can follow up the matter with the delivery company.

Please do not post plants back without first contacting us via email

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