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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: shaneatwell on June 19, 2018, 11:30:50 AM

Title: Toona sinensis
Post by: shaneatwell on June 19, 2018, 11:30:50 AM
Came across this by accident cruising Craigslist farm and garden. Sounds like a great green. I see a couple posts here that mention it in passing. Would love to hear more about it. How does it taste? Can it survive in southern California? Is it invasive?

Beautiful tree.
Title: Re: Toona sinensis
Post by: fyliu on June 21, 2018, 01:49:38 PM
I think the young shoots in spring is what people eat. I got one plant from a friend but it's not done very well last year and died back to the ground during a freeze that also took out all the sweet potato leaves. It did survive and came back this year. Hopefully it will become established in the ground so I can try it later. It doesn't seem invasive to me yet.
Title: Re: Toona sinensis
Post by: shaneatwell on June 21, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
Thanks Fang.

Guy with his office across from mine used to cook it regularly. He says its ok, but hasn't really missed it since he moved here. Good enough for me. I love the color, but i guess it doesn't really show without cold winters.