The seed is a good source of vitamin E, it can be ground into a powder and mixed with flour or added to other foods as a supplement. Be sure to remove the seed hairs. The leaves are used as a tea substitute.A pleasant tasting fruity-flavoured tea is made from the dried fruit.
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Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July in a shaded frame. Overwinter the plants in the frame and plant out in late spring. High percentage. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth. Select pencil thick shoots in early autumn that are about 20 - 25cm long and plant them in a sheltered position outdoors or in a cold frame. The cuttings can take 12 months to establish but a high percentage of them normally succeed. Division of suckers in the dormant season. Plant them out direct into their permanent positions.Layering. Takes 12 months.
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Grows well with alliums, parsley, mignonette and lupins. Garlic planted nearby can help protect the plant from disease and insect predation. Grows badly with boxwood. Formerly cultivated for its edible fruit which, from selected plants, can be 4cm wide. There are some named varieties, 'Wolley Dod' has large fruits with a good flavour. The flowers are semi-double, heavily scented and sweetly fragrant. The foliage has an aroma like ripe apples. Plants often produce suckers. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.
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