Toona sinensis is an architectural, deciduous fruit tree with large (2ft long), dissected leaves and equally large, white inflorescences. Its fruit and leaves are edible and are often used in teas. The leaves are known to have an onion-like taste and are cooked in salads and stir fry’s or can be pickled or fried. The Chinese Cedar is known to be a highly valued food in China and is rich in vitamin A. It flowers in July.
The intended main use of this plant is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.
|Soil type||Sand, Loam, Clay /Well-drained but moist/ Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Rate of growth||Fast|
|Height and spread||6m - 8m tall|
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