In Taigu County (Shanxi province in China), it is the traditional and most widespread variety. With its biological characteristic and fruit quality, the common varieties of jujube are outclassed. The cultivation is also possible for commercial purposes in all wine-growing regions. The advantage for home growers is that jujubes are extremely low-maintenance fruit trees.
Origin: comes from the Chinese province of Shanxi, Taigu region
Vigour: moderate, upright, healthy, reaches a height of 3 - 4 meters and a width of 2.5 - 3 meters. Very elegant, graceful tree with shiny leaves and almost thornless shoots, unpretentious and easy to grow.
Blossom: blooms gradually from June to August. Chun is partially self-fertile, meaning that even one tree will bear fruit, but the presence of a second plant will increase the yield.
Fruits: large, cylindrical shape, smooth thin peel, average weight 23 g, the largest fruits up to 36 g. The unripe fruits are green, gradually turning to maroon brown when fully ripe.
Pulp: greenish to creamy white, firm, crispy, stone small, spindle-shaped
Taste: sweet, slightly more sour in the aftertaste, similar to a mixture of ripe apples and pears
Harvest season: fruits gradually ripen from the end of August, dried ones withstand storage for several months without loss of quality
Yeald: rich fruitful variety, brings high and regular yields. Start to produce fruit already in 2-nd year after planting.
Frost resistance: frost hardy down to -25°C without damage, sprouts late and thus prevents spring frost damage
Disease and pests resistance: reliably resists attack by pests and fungal diseases, no chemical protection is required during vegetation
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