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Service Tree (Sorbus domestica)
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Service Tree (Sorbus domestica)

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Service trees have been cultivated for hundreds of years on account of the aromatic fruits they bear although the number of fruit-bearing trees strongly decreases due to default of meadow orchards. The fruits taste best when they are allowed to
ripen on the tree or when they are stored in the basement for a while. Before, they shouldn't be eaten raw but better be processed into jam or jelly. The recipe for the original Frankfurt cider contains a small amount of service tree as the high percentage of tanning agents in the fruits give the cider a more beautiful colour, a stronger taste, and a longer keepability. It's also the tannins that reason the fruit's reputation as an old home remedy against diarrhea.

The so-called sherbet is a spirit made from ripe fruits that is distilled in Switzerland, France, and Luxembourg. Due to the decreasing number of fully grown trees and the rather elaborate production - the harvest of the numerous small fruits is very labour-intensive - the fruit brand is also getting rarer and rarer.

Its wood belongs to the most durable woods in Europe and was used for mechanical uses like cogwheels, gun stocks, or cable controls and woodscrews as it's heavy and loses nearly nothing of its volume when it seasons.

Sorbus domestica seeds, content: Approx. 10 Service tree seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
rosaceae
Plant height approx.:
20 m
Flowering time:
May
Lifecycle :
PerennialVivacious
sunlight:
Partially shadyfull sun
Sowing & cultivation
Sowing time outdoors:
MarchSeptemberOctober
Up to 20m high tree. Blooms in May. Loves sunny to half-shady, slightly moister locations. Seeds germinate best after a two-week warm phase and a subsequent multi-week cold stratification. Direct sowing in early spring or autumn is also possible.
Other names
Botanical name:
cormus domesticapyrus sorbussorbus domestica
German names:
cormierschweizer birnbaumspeierlingsperberbaumspierapfelspierbaumsporapfelspreigel
Spanish names:
capudojerbosorbozurbal
Details
Item number
SOR01
Brand
Magic Garden Seeds
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.

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