Mastic Tree Pistacia lentiscus

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Botanical Name:

Pistacia lentiscus

Family:

Anacardiaceae

Genus:

Pistacia

Species:

lentiscus

Common Name:

Mastic Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
23,402
Quantity:
0.38 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
25
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2020
In Stock: 0.38 lb
Prices
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1 packet
$5.95
10 gram
$14.50
1 oz
$24.95
Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
Pistacia lentiscus ( Greek : μαστίχα ) ( Mastic ) is a dioecious evergreen shrub or small tree of the Pistacio family growing up to 4 m (13 ft) tall which is cultivated for its aromatic resin , mainly on the Greek island of Chios . [ 1 ] It is native throughout the Mediterranean region , from Morocco and Iberia in the west through southern France and Turkey to Iraq and Iran in the east. It is also native to the Canary Islands . [ 2 ] The word mastic derives either from the Greek verb mastichein ("to gnash the teeth", origin of the English word masticate ) or massein ("to chew"). [ 3 ]
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Usda description:
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