Mandarin Melon Berry Seeds

(Cudrania Tricuspidata) Zones 6-9.

Native to East Asia. Mandarian Melon Berry is known also as Che ( Zhe ) fruit, Chinese Mulberry, Silkworm Tree, or Cudrang. Mandarin Melon Berry is a small tree with thorns that can grow up 20 to 40 feet. Leaves are broad shaped. Fruits are said to be soft, chewy, and tastes sweet melon-like.  Seeds will produce both male and female trees, both of which are required for fruit.

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Cold Hardiness: Zones 6-9

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall

Growth RateSlow to Moderate

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No

Germination: 60 - 70%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Moist, humus soil, however tolerant of many soil types.

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GROWING INSTRUCTIONS

- Soak Seeds 24 hrs. Follow 60 to 90 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 60 to 90 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in soil 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed. In pots or a nursery bed use standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

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Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $7.99



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