* They are commonly served raw and peeled. * The fruit tends to be quite large and fragrant, and when carefully wrapped (it has a tendency to bruise because of its juiciness), it can last for several weeks or more in a cold, dry place.
Botanical Name: Pyrus pyrifolia
Germination Test Type: cut
Common Name: Chinese Sand Pear, Sand Pear, Japanese Pear, Asian Pear, Oriental Pear, Chinese Pear
* Paliurus spina-christi , commonly known as Jerusalem Thorn , Garland Thorn , Christ's Thorn , or Crown of Thorns , is a species of Paliurus native to the Mediterranean region and southwest and central Asia , from Morocco and Spain east to Iran and Tajikistan...
* Juniperus communis subsp. * The seed cones are berry -like, green ripening in 18 months to purple-black with a blue waxy coating; they are spherical, 4–12 mm diameter, and usually have three (occasionally six) fused scales, each scale with a single...
It is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop, and its seeds are a common ingredient in dishes from the Indian Subcontinent. * Fenugreek is much used in herbal medicine, especially in North Africa, the Middle East and India.
E Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang (Daxinganling), Henan (Funiu Shan), ?Hubei, Jilin (Changbai Shan), Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Sichuan [Japan, Korea, Russia (Far East)]. But little is known as an ornamental.
Grows well in heavy clay soils. The broad elliptical to elongated oval leaves taper to a point, are approx. Pyrus serrulata is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in). Young leaves have velvety grey hair but later become bare and turn dark green.
It is an excellent tonic and restorative, helping in stressful times and increasing zest for life. It is considered to be a substitute for ginseng and is said to be a tonic for both the male and the female sex organs.
Common Name: Chinese Magnolia-vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine
* Succeeds in most soils. Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil. * Tolerates dry sites. * Although only 4 - 8mm long, it's fruit has been suggested as a substitute for the true olive, Olea europaea.
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 33
Crop Year: 2016
Common Name: Desert Olive, Wild Olive, New Mexican Privet
This is a delicious seed and it makes very pleasant eating. Rich in starch. Araucaria araucana is the hardiest species in the conifer genus Araucaria. It is a food that can easily be eaten in quantity and can be used as a staple food in the diet.
Common Name: Monkey Puzzle Tree, Monkeypuzzle Tree
* The pecan (pronounced /p??k??n/ , /p??kaen/ , or /?pi?kaen/ ), Carya illinoinensis or illinoensis , is a species of hickory , native to south-central North America , in Mexico from Coahuila south to Jalisco and Veracruz , in the United States from southern...
* The drought tolerance of the Gambel oak combined with the cold tolerance of the bur oak make this hybrid one the of the hardiest oaks available. * The Bur-gambel oak is a Bur oak hybrid which is vigorous, fast growing, and produces heavy crops of acorns...
* Cercis occidentalis, the western redbud (syn. * The thin, shiny brown branches bear shiny heart-shaped leaves which are light green early in the season and darken as they age. Leaves on plants at higher elevation may turn gold or red as the weather...
The baked seed makes very pleasant eating, it has a taste rather like a cross between potatoes and sweet chestnuts. * The seed is edible raw (in small quantities), or cooked. * Ginkgos are very large trees, normally reaching a height of 20–35 m (66–115...
The fragrant flower cones impart bitterness and flavor, and also have preservative qualities. Lupulus is the main ingredient of many beers, and as such is widely cultivated for use by the brewing industry.
* A small, shrubby, rounded tree thorns; dark green leaves; white flowers with red anthers; scarlet fruit to 1/2". * Western herbalists consider it a 'food for the heart', it increases the blood flow to the heart muscles and restores normal heart beat.
Crop Year: 2017
Common Name: English Hawthorn, Smooth Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Woodland Hawthorn, Mayflower
It often occurs in association with Blue Pine ( Pinus wallichiana ) and Deodar Cedar ( Cedrus deodara ). A very good size, up to 25cm long. * The seed is edible raw or cooked. * Flaky bark, 4" blue-green needles, 9" cones; edible seed; native to Himalayas.
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 7
Common Name: Chilghoza Pine, Chilgoza Nut Pine, Geralds's Nut Pine, Nepal Nut Pine
* California Black Oak ( Quercus kelloggii ), also known as simply Black Oak , or Kellogg Oak , is an oak in the red oak section ( Quercus sect. * The tree can grow in many types of soils, but it is important that the soil be well-drained.
* The Irish botanist Thomas Coulter was the first to categorize Parkinsonia florida. He obtained specimens near Hermosillo, in Sonora, Mexico, in 1830. Cercidium floridum), is a species of palo verde native to the Sonoran Deserts in the Southwestern United...
* This palm grows up to 6m (exceptionally 8m) in a slow but steady manner. * The seed contains up to 45% of an edible oil, it is used mainly for margarines. * It is easily identifiable with beautiful feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards...
* Though seed predation may be high, it also provides a means of seed dispersal. It is classified in the red oak section ( Quercus sect. Seed-caching animals such as the scrub jay and California ground squirrel are important to species survival, as acorns...
In English it is known as salal , shallon , or in Britain simply Gaultheria . The fruit can also be made into preserves, pies, drinks etc or be dried and used like raisins. * A low, suckering shrub, member of the heath family; flowers white, resemble...
* Elaeagnus commutata ( American Silverberry or Wolf-willow ), is a species of Elaeagnus native to western North America , from southern Alaska through British Columbia east to Manitoba , and south to Utah and across the upper Midwestern United States...
It differs in having slightly larger cones, and needles with three resin canals instead of two in Swiss Pine. The 9–12 mm long seeds have only a vestigial wing and are dispersed by Spotted Nutcrackers.