“What’s happening with the trees in the cold winter nights”? a group of visitors asked us. It’s a fair question, so we have decided to arrange for you a bit  the issue of ‘Jojoba Plants behavior during seasons’.

The Jojoba is an evergreen shrub. Plants bloom in winter (=occur in Israel between December to March) and Female plants ripen their acorn-shaped and sized seeds in summer (=Occur in Israel between June to September).

Jojoba grows in desert climate conditions. It means low quantity of rain (about 100 mm annually), very hot and dry summer and very cold winter nights.

  • Agricultural POV, Winter
    The cold winter nights are good to us, because the jojoba plant must experience a certain number of chilling hours, after which the buds will mature and open in response to a late winter rain.
  • Agricultural POV, Summer
    During midday in summer, when high leaf temperatures make photosynthesis less efficient, the sun is shining on the edges of the leaves. In morning and late afternoon, light reaches the flat leaf surfaces more directly, at a time when temperatures are more favorable for energy capture.

JOJOBA VALLEY team wishes you a warm and rainy winter.