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Uses

Edible uses

Fruit

Fresh, Candied, Preserved as a Candy

The fruit can be eaten as a "sweetmeat" (assumed to mean enjoyed as as candy) and are often candied or preserved in syrup.

Raw, Juiced as a Drink
Fermented as an Alcohol, Liquer

Material uses

Fruit

Dried as a Pot-pourri

Wood, Stem

Seasoned, Dried as a Carpentry, Cabinet making

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The fruit contains several medically active constituents including organic acids plus the flavonoids rutin and quercetin[4]. It is used in Korea to treat asthma, the common cold, sore throats, mastitis and tuberculosis[4].

Fruit

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn[5]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible[6]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Layering. I stratified seeds of Pseudocydonia sin. in the fridge on Oct. 20. Checked on the container on 28 of Dec. - astonishing! Nearly all of them (145) germinated already! Based on the size of the sprouts, they must have germinated about a week before. So, 90-day stratification is way too much (from my experience), provided, of course, the seed is fresh. Vendor asserts the seed came from China.

Seed

Cultivation

Requires a sunny position[7][8], succeeding in any reasonably good soil that is well-drained but not dry[7][5]. Trees are very hardy when grown in a continental climate with long hot summers but in the cooler climate of Britain where they do not always ripen their wood they are only reliably hardy to about -5°c[5]. They grow well on a south-facing wall[8][5] and this is the only way to ensure that they fruit well in Britain[7]. A plant growing in a sunny position on the south side of tree cover at Kew was 3.5 metres tall in spring 1995 and looked healthy[K]. Occasionally cultivated, especially in China[2], for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties[1]. There is a disagreement over the correct name for this species, with some authorities using Pseudocydonia sinensis[8][5] and others Chaenomeles sinensis[9]. Flowers are produced on year-old wood[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Pseudocydonia sinensis.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Pseudocydonia sinensis
Genus
Pseudocydonia
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
6
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    6 x 6
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.3 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (32202/01/01)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.3 Kariyone. T. Atlas of Medicinal Plants. ()
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Medicinal Plants in the Republic of Korea World Health Organisation, Manila ISBN 92 9061 120 0 (32202/01/01)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.45.55.6 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    6. ? Dirr. M. A. and Heuser. M. W. The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. Athens Ga. Varsity Press ISBN 0942375009 (32202/01/01)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
    8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (32202/01/01)
    9. ? 9.09.1 [Flora of China] (32202/01/01)
    10. ? Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (32202/01/01)
    11. ? Reid. B. E. Famine Foods of the Chiu-Huang Pen-ts'ao. Taipei. Southern Materials Centre (32202/01/01)


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