CHINESE MAGNOLIA VINE ~ RARE EDIBLE ~ -30 DEGREES ~ 10 SEEDS
SCHISANDRA CHINENSIS VINE
Native to the boarders of Russia and China the Wu Wei Zi (Five Flavored Berry) is a fast growing ornamental vine with 100% Healthy Edible Fruit!
15 FRESH SEEDS
15 FRESH SEEDS
Native to the boarders of Russia and China
Wu Wei Zi (Five Flavored Berry) is a fast growing ornamental vine with 100% Healthy Edible Fruit!
Reaching 12-20' this vine boast a millennium of traditional uses including; a tonic for youth, energy and sexual vitality! In China the vibrant berries are used to make an energetic wine.
It is said the berries have enough "forces" to sustain you all day without food. When dried, the long lasting and easy storing berries are a must have within all survival kits. Russian scientific studies are proving the unique sweet to sour berry's reduce thirst, hunger and exhaustion, while simultaneously producing both calming and anti-oxidative properties for those in distress.
For thousands of years, Russian hunters have used the "five flavored berry" to improve their night vision. Further reports claim the brilliant red berry can assist with either sea or car sickness. The list goes on and on...
The berries can be eaten raw, dried or cooked. And the young leaves are used in cooking, much in the same way you would use spinach.
BONUS FOR MOST ZONES: This healthy for you grape-like beauty, hails from very cold regions and once established, can sustain NEGATIVE -30 degree TEMPERATURES!
Magnolia Vine requires a sturdy support to wrap around.
Vine does not self pollinate, therefore, simply plant a couple of seedlings near each other and your garden ants, butterflies & bees will do the rest.
SUN: Med to Light shade.
WIDTH SPAN: 12'
SOIL: wet, humus-rich soil with a little shade from the blaring sun.
GROWTH: Vine is slow at first and then picks up steam very fast.
HARVEST: After the chill of the season's first frost, your berry's are ready for picking! Simply lay them out on newspaper and let the sun dry them for you.
Germination: Cold Stratify for 3-4 months and then, Hot water germinate. easy>>
(I have already started cold stratification for those who want an earlier germination and planting, or for use in your cold frame or green house. Please return to lettuce compartment in your fridge until ready to do any of the above. 8/2014)
Seeds are packaged in breathable glassine bag. Color picture and germination instructions included.
PLEASE NOTE: because of its many properties-pregnant women should not eat from this vine.