Japanese Raisin Tree, Oriental Raisin Tree Hovenia dulcis
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Japanese Raisin Tree, Oriental Raisin Tree
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file or sand through the outer seedcoat or , Soak in hot tap water, 140F degrees for 3 consecutive days.
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.
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...