• Description: Deciduous shrub growing up to 6m tall and 13.5m wide. Wind-pollinated and requires one male plant for every five females to produce fruit.
  • Habitat: Requires full sun, and well-drained soil. Does not tolerate standing water, and will not produce fruit in the shade. Tolerates poor soils.
  • Edibility: The fruit ripens in late summer. Leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruit are highly nutritious. The leaves make a great tea and the berries are a tart addition to smoothies, syrups, vinegar and honeys.
  • Fun Fact: Fixes atmospheric nitrogen. When picking, beware the thorns!

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