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Crataegus azarolus

Azarole, Mediterranean Medlar, Mosphilla

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In Stock: 3.409 lb (Total:3.409lb)
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3.41 lb
Crataegus azarolus

Details

Germination:
43%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
3,472
Quantity:
3.41 lb
Collected in:
Spain
Crop year:
2021
Min. hardiness zone:
7
Item ID:
1830266

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: let stand in warm water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Individually filing or nicking the seed coat may be needed. 

Crataegus azarolus, also known as azarole, mosphilla, and Mediterranean medlar, is a species of hawthorn native to the Mediterranean Basin. This ornamental tree is widely grown in the region for both its decorative appeal and its fruit. The azarole hawthorn is especially popular in Arabic-speaking countries, where it is the most common hawthorn species.

In the wild, the azarole tree produces abundant crops of haw fruits, which are similar to the haws of the European common hawthorn, but plumper. In warm temperate areas, the fruit develops a fragrant sugary pulp with a slightly acidic flavor due to the higher fruit sugars. It can be enjoyed fresh out of hand. However, in cooler climates, the fruit may not develop as well and is best used in cooking or for making preserves.

The fruit of Crataegus azarolus is variable in size and color, reaching up to 25mm in diameter. Inside, there are typically five fairly large seeds that may cling together, giving the impression of a cherry-like fruit with a single seed.

Aside from its culinary uses, Crataegus azarolus has a history of medicinal use. The fruits and flowers of many hawthorn species, including the azarole hawthorn, are known for their heart-toning properties. They have been used traditionally in herbal medicine to support cardiovascular health and treat conditions such as weak heart combined with high blood pressure. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using plants for medicinal purposes.

Overall, Crataegus azarolus is a versatile and attractive tree, valued for its ornamental features, flavorful fruit, and potential health benefits.

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