Lapsi, Candy Tree, Nepali Hog Plum Choerospondias axillaris

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Choerospondias axillaris

Family:

Anacardiaceae

Genus:

Choerospondias

Species:

axillaris

Common Name:

Lapsi, Candy Tree, Nepali Hog Plum

Seeds Per Pound:
230
Quantity:
0.24 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
12
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
30-60 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2011
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 0.24 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
11.95
3.53 oz
23.90
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Choerospondias axillaris , known as Lapsi ("candy tree") in Nepal, is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae .
* It is native to much of Asia from China to India to Japan .
* Its fruit is about 3 centimeters long and has a a soft whitish sour flesh and green to yellow skin. The fruit is made into pickles, fruit tarts, and sour, spicy candy in Nepal.
* The tree has long been cultivated in rural Nepal for its fruit. The fruit is nutritious and has a price comparable to the mandarin orange on the Nepalese market. more...
* Native to the lowland, hill, and mountain forests; 300-2000 m. of Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, SE Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Japan, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam]. more...
Usda description:
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