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Live Chinese Toon Trees (Toona Sinesis)

Also known as the Xiang Chun Ya/Hsiang Chun Ya, Xiang Chun Shu/Hsiang Chun Shu, Tree Vegetable, Chinese Mahogany

Seeds: $2.00 per 15 seeds
Plants: $20.00-$60.00 (plants are pickup only)

Offered for your consideration are seeds or plants of the Chinese Toon Tree (a perennial hardwood). It is a deciduous tree that often grows more than 40 feet tall. These trees get clusters of small fragrant sweet scented white flowers. This is a fast growing beautiful tree that gets reddish new leaves, and provides a slightly different look than most shade trees.

Edible:
The rich tender leaves and sprouts have an onion like flavor. It is often used as a vegetable- great for stir frying, salads, pickling, seasoning, raw, boil etc. (My goats loooooove raw toon leaves, especially the new leaves that's coming in) The seeds can also be used as sprouting, makes delicious sandwiches and health drinks. The fruits, barks, and roots of these trees are often used for medicinal purposes. They are hardy trees and are by far the most cold-tolerant of the Meliaceae species. These plants would make excellent additions to your rare plant collection. Grows very well in sunny locations,

Leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 and B2.

Medicinal Purpose:
The bark and root are believed to be an astringent as well as having properties of fever reducing, prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract, sooths stomach, threats diarrhea and have styptic properties .

Other Uses:
The wood of this tree is very durable. It resembles mahogany and is often used for making furniture, window frames, baskets, etc. It can also be used as incense to keep away unwanted pests.


Germination

1.Soak the seeds in warm water (30C) overnight
2.Spread the soaked seeds on a wet kitchen towel and leave the seeds to germinate
4.Once seeds germinate (took 6-7 days), pot them up with potting soil or seed starter soil
I've also been very successful just sowing them directly into moist ground.


Fastest growing trees ever! Help the earth Plant more trees smile
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Edited by Crest Acres Girl - 5/16/09 at 11:51am

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How hard are the seeds to start? Are they hardy in zone 6? How long does it take to germinate?

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They are reaaally easy to start, for me the seeds fall on the ground and sprout like crazy. Yes they can be grown in zone 6. Just give them plenty of sunshine and they'll do fine. I'm not sure how long the germination is but they sprouted faster than my cucumber seeds lol.

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How long from seed does it take to get to the size of the trees you have in the second pic? Also how hard is the wood? I was wondering, because I need some fast growing trees for shade on the west side of my house, and don't want them blowing over on my house, if the wood is real soft.

I live in zone 7, and my son lives in zone 9. He and his new bride, are building a house on acerage that used to be farm land. So they really need some fast trees, while the slower oaks they planted are growing.

Thanks

Pam

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Originally Posted by RuffTuffCreampuff 

How long from seed does it take to get to the size of the trees you have in the second pic? Also how hard is the wood? I was wondering, because I need some fast growing trees for shade on the west side of my house, and don't want them blowing over on my house, if the wood is real soft.

I live in zone 7, and my son lives in zone 9. He and his new bride, are building a house on acerage that used to be farm land. So they really need some fast trees, while the slower oaks they planted are growing.

Thanks

Pam


Toon trees are a hardwood tree, it is also known as chinese mahogony and is often used ot make furnitures, window frames etc. I tried sprouting them and it took about 6 days to germinate the seeds. Now, how fast does it grow? That is a difficult question to answer, toon trees are one of the fastest growing trees out there but  the growth rate of any plant depends on site conditions and maintenance. For me they grew that big within a year.

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do you think they would grow in zone 5, maybe next to or by a house?

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STANDARD:  Wheaten, Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck, Butterscotch & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue & Mille Fleur Cochin, Serama,
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Originally Posted by Crest Acres Girl 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RuffTuffCreampuff 

How long from seed does it take to get to the size of the trees you have in the second pic? Also how hard is the wood? I was wondering, because I need some fast growing trees for shade on the west side of my house, and don't want them blowing over on my house, if the wood is real soft.

I live in zone 7, and my son lives in zone 9. He and his new bride, are building a house on acerage that used to be farm land. So they really need some fast trees, while the slower oaks they planted are growing.

Thanks

Pam


Toon trees are a hardwood tree, it is also known as chinese mahogony and is often used ot make furnitures, window frames etc. I tried sprouting them and it took about 6 days to germinate the seeds. Now, how fast does it grow? That is a difficult question to answer, toon trees are one of the fastest growing trees out there but  the growth rate of any plant depends on site conditions and maintenance. For me they grew that big within a year.


Okay, that helps me....I'll take 2 sets. Just Pm me with total for seeds and shipping, and your paypal addy.

Thanks.
Pam

Edit to add....that is if you have 2 sets available, if not I'll just take the one....thanks


Edited by RuffTuffCreampuff - 5/16/09 at 12:21pm
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I send the seeds in envelopes, shipping is the cost of postage stamp smile


Edited by Crest Acres Girl - 5/18/09 at 1:23pm

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