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Japanese Raisin Tree

The edible 'raisins' are not a fruit but a swollen flower stalk. Once the flower has been pollinated the seed and stalk develop. The flower stalk swells and becomes fleshy and lumpy, reddish brown colour. The seed pod is round and small but inedible.

Habit - A quick growing deciduous tree with upright, open growth habit and spreading to pendulous branches.Trees begin fruiting at about 3 years from planting.

Size - 10m

Pollination - Self fertile

Harvest - In autumn the "fruit" will drop from the tree when ripe or they may be hand picked.

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