We began in Goulburn NSW in 2011 with just four tree types: Chico, Li, Suimen and Ta-Jan. We expanded a year later with another six types: Lang, Redlands, Shanxi-Li, Sherwood, Si-Hong, and Silverhill.

We relocated to Wollongong NSW in 2017 and now run an online jujube tree nursery with the home market in mind, though larger orders are welcomed too!

This year in 2020 we added an eleventh variety: Li 2.

About the Trees

Our trees are grown to order and delivered the following winter, about knee-high, bare-rooted and in a dormant state (no leaves). They look like sticks in the ground when potted up or planted out! It can be quite disconcerting if you’ve not experienced dormant fruit trees before.

Don’t let their stick-like appearance fool you — these sticks are very much alive and their roots must not be allowed to dry out. We strongly recommend they be potted up or planted out as soon after receipt as possible.

If spring comes early for you, you’ll be rewarded just weeks after delivery with the first flush of leaves as the sun’s warmth and lengthening days awaken them. You may have to wait a little longer in the cooler parts of the country.

Each tree is different, even within the same type (cultivar). It also depends to some extent on climate as to how well they respond their first year with you, but most trees will need a year to settle in regardless before putting on a growth spurt. Others get going right away. They will all flower and fruit that same season — not always heavily, but don’t be disappointed if they don’t, for they will almost certainly make up for this the following year.

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