An edible oil is obtained from the seed. The immature fruits, including the stems, are preserved in vinegar and salt. Known as 'atsjaar', they are used as a relish to accompany wines served during meals. The fruit is about 7mm long and 6 mm wide, it contains a single seed. Young leaves - cooked and used as a vegetable.A resin from the trunk is used as a vegetable and as a chewing gum.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood from juvenile trees, July in a frame.Layering.
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This species is hardy in most of Britain but it is slow growing. This contradicts the report, also in , that this plant is only hardy to zone 9 and is therefore intolerant of anything other than the lightest frosts. Any pruning that needs to be done is best carried out in the spring.Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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