Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Silkworm Thorn, Mandarin Melon Berry, Che Maclura tricuspidata - Cudriana tricuspidata

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Botanical Name:

Maclura tricuspidata







Common Name:

Chinese Mulberry, Cudrang, Silkworm Thorn, Mandarin Melon Berry, Che

20 ft
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 to 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: boiling water can be used if hot water does not scarify the seed.
In a Nutshell:
* These fruits contain vitamins, like riboflavin, thiamine and carotene and have very high levels of vitamin C.
* Fruits are available in the fall.
Maclura tricuspidata is a tree native to East Asia , occasionally grown for its fruit , somewhat similar to that of the related mulberry ( Morus spp.). It is also known by common names including cudrang , mandarin melon berry , silkworm thorn , zhe or che ( Chinese : 柘 ; pinyin : zhè ), and Chinese mulberry (but not to be confused with Morus australis also known by that name). It grows up to 6 m high.
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