Herb latin name: Osteomeles schwerinae
Synonyms: Osteomeles anthyllidifolia
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Osteomeles schwerinae:Fruit - raw or cooked. The white fruit has a sweet flavour. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:By streams and in hot dry river valleys, 350 - 2000 metres. Among shrubs, slopes, fields, roadsides and mixed forests at elevations of 1500 - 3000 metres.
Propagation of Osteomeles schwerinae:The seed requires a period of cold stratification and can be sown in late autumn in a cold frame. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in the autumn and overwinter in a greenhouse. Fair to good percentage. Layering.
Cultivation of the herb:By streams and in hot dry river valleys, 350 - 2000 metres. Among shrubs, slopes, fields, roadsides and mixed forests at elevations of 1500 - 3000 metres.
Medicinal use of Osteomeles schwerinae:None known
Known hazards of Osteomeles schwerinae:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.