* Seedlings have up to 24 cotyledons on germination (the most of any plant)! * Because of its isolation in a remote area, it escaped discovery until 1964. * It has started being cultivated recently and is a very attractive ornamental tree.
Height: 20-45 feet
Common Name: Maxipinon, Big-cone Pinyon, Martinez Pinyon
* A native of the eastern Mediterranean; sparse white flowers with purple anthers; edible fruit, orange-red or yellow, 3/4"; few thorns * When growing in the wild the azerole bears plentiful crops of haw fruits, which are similar to the haws of the European...
Collection Locale: Italy
Germination Test Type: estimate
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 7
Common Name: Azarole, Mosphilla, Mediterranean Medlar
It is widely cultivated throughout Armenia , Azerbaijan , Iran , Afghanistan , Pakistan , Turkey , India , the drier parts of southeast Asia , Indonesia , peninsular Malaysia , the Mediterranean and Southern Europe and tropical Africa .
Leaf blades longer than the leaf stalks, fan shaped, as much as 4 feet wide, dissected, the narrow segments notched at the tip. Its cold-hardiness is variable throughout its range with the Oklahoma native population believed by many to be the cold-hardiest...
Coffea arabica is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, being grown in southwest Arabia for well over 1,000 years. The fruit is a drupe (though commonly called a "berry") 10–15 mm in diameter, maturing bright red to purple and...
Fruiting in September. * In culture, since 1882. In Russia cultivated in St. Petersburg and Moscow . * Common in mixed and coniferous forests as undergrowth , sometimes, especially in the burned areas and clearings , forms thickets.
* Fruit - raw or cooked. * Very fragrant yellow flowers in early spring. * Shiny leathery leaves, coarse, evergreen, dark green or blue green. A pleasant acid flavour, it is nice when added to muesli or porridge.
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 8
Germination Test Type: cut
Common Name: Leatherleaf Mahonia, Oregon Grape, Beale's Barberry
* The whole plant, known as ning tiao, is used in the treatment of cancer of the breast, and the orifice to the womb, and for dysmenorrhoea and other gynaecological problems. The plant is native to Siberia and parts of China and neighboring Mongolia and...
* The Bur-gambel oak is a Bur oak hybrid which is vigorous, fast growing, and produces heavy crops of acorns at a young age. * Wildlife benefit: Squirrels, chipmunks, deer, birds, and turkeys eat the acorns.
* It is an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall. The leaves are oval-acute, 2–3.5 centimetres (0.79–1.4 in) long and 1–1.5 centimetres (0.39–0.59 in) broad, shiny green above, pubescent below with dense whitish to...
* The flowers are bright yellow, and pea-like, which cover the tree in late spring. It is a rapidly growing large shrub or small tree, and rarely survives to 100 years. * Parkinsonia florida, the blue palo verde (syn.
The protein portion is used in the manufacture of some textile fibers. Soap is made from saponified oil, and many cosmetics contain peanut oil and its derivatives. * Black skinned Peanuts are very similar to other large peanuts except that the skins are...
It is being investigated as a food that is capable of reducing the incidence of cancer and also as a means of halting or reversing the growth of cancers. Canina, differing in having smaller prickles, shorter pedicels, and more persistant sepals; native...
* This heirloom variety was created by Rutgers University in the 1930's. It was the main commercial tomato grown in New Jersey for many years. The flavor is good. It produces an abundance of medium sized round bright crimson tomatoes.
* Among the white oaks, it is one of the most tolerant of urban conditions, and is one of the fastest-growing of the group. * Quercus macrocarpa is cultivated by plant nurseries for use in gardens, parks, and as a street tree.
Common Name: Mossycup White Oak, Bur Oak, Mossycup Oak
* A constituent of its extract has been found to be an effective and selective dopamine reuptake inhibitor. * This plant is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its twining habit and its showy flowers which appear early in the season - occasionally...
This species is used for similar purposes in southern China. However, there is a hybrid selection titled "Eastern Prince" which has perfect flowers and is self-fertile. * Schisandra chinensis ( pinyin : literally "five flavor berry") is a deciduous woody...
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 18
Crop Year: 2016
Common Name: Chinese Magnolia-vine, Chinese Magnolia Vine
* They are like the peppers that you buy in the store. * This is a timeless classic. * California Wonder peppers are an open pollinated heirloom variety of sweet bell pepper. * Blocky shape, excellent for stuffing with a sweet mild flavor.
* Stems can be hollowed out and used for spouts, musical instruments, and toys. The berries and flowers are edible. * It is closely related to the European Sambucus nigra, and some authors treat it as conspecific, under the name Sambucus nigra subsp.
Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
Common Name: American Elder, Elderberry, Common Elder, Sweet Elder, Blackberry Elder, American Elderberry
It has been planted in many climates, ranging northwards to Anchorage, Alaska, and as far south as Mission, Texas. * Quercus macrocarpa is cultivated by plant nurseries for use in gardens, parks, and as a street tree.
* The berries or seeds have been used in the treatment of grass sickness, low fever, headaches and weight loss. * An excellent fibre is obtained from the leaf stalks. The fibres are up to 50cm long, they are harvested commercially and used to make brushes,...
The Pine nuts are reported to be an aphrodisiac. Used like pistachio nuts. The seed is an important local food source, and is considered to be a great delicacy. Rich in oil, they have a pleasant flavour with a hint of resin and can be used as a staple...
Common Name: Chilghoza Pine, Chilgoza Nut Pine, Geralds's Nut Pine, Nepal Nut Pine