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- Good to know - widely eaten in the past. Edible after bletting (softening by exposure to frost or long storage). Good with cheese as a dessert. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
- Pests & Diseases - aphids, caterpillars, brown rot, powdery mildew
- Place of Origin - southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia.
- Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
- Height - 6m (20ft)
- Spread - 8m (25ft)
- Deciduous - alternate, lance-shaped to oblong-oval dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, turning yellow in autumn.
- Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
- Tree - or tall shrub. Flowers to 5cm (2in) across are followed by spherical, fleshy fruits to 5cm (2in) or more across.
- Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade - light, dappled shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Rounded to broadly spreading