Inner bark - cooked. It can be dried and made into noodles. The dried inner bark can also be ground into a powder and then used as a thickener in soups or added to cereal flours when making bread etc.Fruit - raw or cooked. Used when immature, it can be made into a sauce and a wine. The fruit is about 10mm in diameter.
A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting.Wood - hard, heavy, tough, difficult to split. Used for agricultural implements, boat making etc.
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This species, or at least some of its cultivars, is resistant to 'Dutch elm disease', a disease that has destroyed the greater part of all the elm trees growing in Britain. The disease is spread by means of beetles. There is no effective cure (1992) for the problem, but most E. Asian, though not Himalayan, species are resistant (though not immune) to the disease so the potential exists to use these resistant species to develop new resistant hybrids with the native species.The various species of this genus hybridize freely with each other and pollen is easily saved, so even those species with different flowering times can be hybridized.
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