Pistacia lentiscus

Mastic Tree

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  • Pistacia lentiscus

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Pistacia lentiscus


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Scarification: Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 15 to 30 minutes and wash under cold water for 5-10 minutes. If you do not like to use acid try:, Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe
Stratification: None required, but a cold stratification of 6 weeks improves germination
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed

Other: Will germinate in 3-6 weeks at 60 degrees Farenheit 

Looking for a remarkable plant that has many uses? Look no further than the Pistacia Lentiscus, also known as the mastic tree. This evergreen shrub or small tree is dioecious and can grow up to 4 meters tall. It is mostly cultivated for its aromatic resin, which is harvested from Chios, a Greek island. The mastic tree grows in dry and rocky areas in Mediterranean Europe and can resist heavy frosts. Its leaves are compound paripinnate, and it produces small flowers that mature into red and black fruits. It is commonly used in tourist areas because of its durability and attractive appearance. Its resin, known as mastic, is harvested from the trees’ bark and is a relatively expensive spice that is used as chewing gum. Mastic is also used as a flavoring in many dishes in Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, and Turkey, and the resin has medicinal properties that can help with gastrointestinal ailments and skin disorders. If you’re looking for a versatile plant with multiple uses, the mastic tree is sure to impress.

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