Exotic Bastard Oleaster Seeds, Elaeagnus latifolia Linn, Fresh Tropical Organic Heirloom Herb Fruit Seeds, Very Rare and Medicinal!

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Thailand

Made in Lamphun, Thailand

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**** Ship from Thailand. NOT ship to California and Australia. ****



These seeds of 2018 season are available now! Oh so fresh!

Elaeagnus latifolia is a branched, spreading, evergreen shrub that can grow up to 300cm tall. The stems are often thorny. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and sometimes as a medicine. It is often cultivated on a domestic scale and the fruits are sold in local markets.

Elaeagnus latifolia is a plant of the subtropical and warm temperate zones, though it can also be found at higher elevations in the tropics. Succeeds in most soils that are well-drained. Prefers a soil that is only moderately fertile, succeeding in poor soils and in dry soils. Plants can commence fruiting when around 2 years old. Plants can yield 10 - 15 kilos of fruit annually.

It is notably resistant to honey fungus. It has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. An excellent companion plant, when grown in orchards it can increase yields from the fruit trees by up to 10%.

Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. It is acidic and somewhat astringent. it is mainly used in preserves, pies, etc. Another report describes it as acid and pleasantly refreshing. The fruit must be fully ripe before it can be enjoyed raw, if even slightly under-ripe it will be quite astringent. The fruit can range in size from 24 - 39mm long and 10 - 30mm wide. it contains a single large seed.

Seed - raw or cooked. It can be eaten with the fruit though the seed case is rather fibrous.

Seeds are best sown in a cold frame. They should germinate within a few weeks, though it may take 18 months. Stored seed can be very slow to germinate, often taking more than 18 months. A warm stratification for 4 weeks followed by 12 weeks cold stratification can help. (This information on stratification is probably not so appropriate to this species since it does not experience much frost in its native habitat. The seed usually (eventually) germinates quite well. Prick out the seedlings into individual pot as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out when they are at least 15cm tall.

According to the study "In vitro assessment of phytochemicals, antioxidant and DNA protective potential of wild edible fruit of Elaeagnus latifolia Linn": Elaeagnus latifolia Linn. is a type of wild edible fruit found in northeast India, Thailand and also in Vietnam. The fruit is reported to be a source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidant, and other bio-active compounds. The fruit is also found to be a source of minute amounts of carbohydrates, ascorbic acid, tannins, phenolics and flavonoids. HPLC data showed that purpurin, tannic acid, quercetin, catechin, reserpine and rutin are present in methanolic extract of Elaeagnus latifolia Linn. Conclusion. Our results provide evidence that 70% methanol extract of E. latifolia Linn. acts as a promising antioxidant as well as DNA protector, which is partly due to the phenolic and flavonoid compounds present in it.

You can find more details about this fruit at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264004869_In_vitro_assessment_of_phytochemicals_antioxidant_and_DNA_protective_potential_of_wild_edible_fruit_of_Elaeagnus_latifolia_Linn

You will receive the seeds in a small labeled clear press-to-lock bag for your convenience. Planting guide available UPON REQUEST. Shipping is combined.


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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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United States: 14-21 business days
Canada: 21-30 days
Europe: 8-15 business days
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*I cannot ship floating lanterns to Australia.*
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Latin America and the Caribbean: 21-30 business days
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- I tend not to ship seeds to California and Australia due to 8% chance* of interception. If buyer accepts shop refund policies and proceeds on purchasing, it indicates that buyer is willing to assume all risks.
*From the record of over 400 orders of seeds shipped to CA since 2015 (on our another shop on Etsy).
There has never been any issue shipping seeds to elsewhere.

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I don't accept cancellations
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Additional return information
- Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

- I DO NOT accept cancellation. Buyers must read shop policies before purchase.

- All bulk and custom orders are final.

Additional policies

If you are interested in buying a large amount of a certain item, message me, l will see if I can.