Pistacia atlantica cabulica
Herb latin name: Pistacia atlantica cabulica
Synonyms: Pistacia cabulica, Pistacia mutica cabulica
Edible parts of Pistacia atlantica cabulica:Fruit. One report says that it is much prized, but gives no more details.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Arid stony hills and dry watercourses, 1200 - 2250 metres in Baluchistan.
Other uses of Pistacia atlantica cabulica:Wood - very hard, dark, finely grained.
Propagation of the herb:Pre-soak the seed for 16 hours in alkalized water, or for 3 - 4 days in warm water, and sow late winter in a cold frame or greenhouse. Two months cold stratification may speed up germination, so it might be better to sow the seed in early winter. The germination is variable and can be slow. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow on the plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out into their permanent positions in early summer and consider giving some protection from winter cold for their first year or two outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood from juvenile trees, July in a frame. Layering.
Cultivation of Pistacia atlantica cabulica:Arid stony hills and dry watercourses, 1200 - 2250 metres in Baluchistan.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Pistacia atlantica cabulica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.