Japanese Raisin Tree, Oriental Raisin Tree Hovenia dulcis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Hovenia dulcis

Family:

Rhamnaceae

Genus:

Hovenia

Species:

dulcis

Common Name:

Japanese Raisin Tree, Oriental Raisin Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
13,065
Quantity:
3.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
20
Germination:
71%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
30 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
2017
In Stock: 3.03 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
5.95
10 g
13.50
1 oz
16.95
1 lb
79.50
1 kg
158.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: file or sand through the outer seedcoat or , Soak in hot tap water, 140F degrees for 3 consecutive days.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: After treatment plant seed in potting soil, covered with clear plastic and place in bright light. Seeds should germinate in 1 to 4 weeks or longer up to a year, keep warm and moist. Seed germinates freely if sown as it is ripe in a cold frame.
Other: Seed can be soaked in concetrated sulfuric acid for 2 hours. Be careful! Wash seed thoroughly following the acid soak.
In a Nutshell:
* The Japanese Raisin Tree ( Hovenia dulcis ) is a hardy tree that occurs from Japan , over Eastern China and Korea to the Himalayas (up to altitudes of 2,000 m), growing preferably in a sunny position on moist sandy or loamy soils. more...
* The fruit can be dried when they have the sweet flavour and texture of raisins and can be used similarly. The fruit is sweet and fragrant with a pear-like flavour. Dry and sub-acid. It is not a true fruit but a swollen receptacle. The fruit is up to 3cm long, it contains 11.4% glucose, 4.7% fructose and 12.6% sucrose.
* The seeds are diuretic and are used in the treatment of alcohol overdose. The seeds are used to relieve intoxication due to wine. more...
Usda description:
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