JAPANESE RAISIN TREE  (Hovinia dulcis)

This deciduous tree grows up to 10 metres tall and bears tasty raisin-pear flavoured fruit which is sweet, fragrant and is edible raw or cooked. An extract of the seeds and young leaves can be used as a substitute for honey. They begin to produce fruit after three or four years. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils.  It likes full/dappled sun and prefers moist soil. It is extremely hardy when established but may need frost protection for the first couple of years. 



SKU: Rai T
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Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,