Strawberry Tree Pictures, Information on the Strawberry Tree Species
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Here is some detailed information on the strawberry tree.
It is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree growing up to 10 to 20 m (33 to 66 ft) high, with smooth gray bark and a uniform spherical to hemispherical crown. It is dioecious, with separate male and female plants. It tolerates poor acidic soils. The root system is 5 to 60 cm (2.0 to 24 in) deep, with no obvious taproot.
The fruit is spherical, 1.5 to 2.5 cm (0.59 to 0.98 in) in diameter, with a knobby surface. The surface color is typically a deep, brilliant red, but may vary from white to purple. The flesh color is similar to surface color, or somewhat lighter. The flesh is sweet and very tart. At the center is a single seed, with a diameter about half that of the whole fruit.
It is native to eastern Asia, mainly in China, where it has been grown for at least 2000 years. Chinese cultivation is concentrated south of the Yangtze River, where it is of considerable economic importance. Its niche is forests on mountain slopes and valleys at altitudes of 100 to 1500 m.
FruitsThe tree is used as ornaments for parks and streets. It is also a traditional tree used in composing Classical East Asian Gardens.
Some cultivars with large fruit, up to 4 cm in diameter, have been developed. Besides fresh consumption, the fruits may be dried, canned, soaked in baijiu (Chinese liquor), or fermented into alcoholic beverages.
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