Other names: Chinese Toon shoots, Chinese toon buds, Chinese toon leaves, Chinese cedar, Chinese mahogany cedar, Xiang Chun (Ya), Xiangchun (ya), Hsiang Tsun.
Chinese toon is a perennial hardwood, which is a member of the Meliaceae family. The young leaves and shoots can be used as a vegetable called Hsiang Chun Ya (Xiang Chun Ya ). The fresh young leaves/shoots contain 84% water, 9.8% protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, and B2, and are rich in aromatic substances. They're uniquely aromatic and therefore excellent for stir fry ( especially with egg ), salad, fry, pickling, seasoning, etc. This plant is native of China. China is the only country where Chinese toon young leaves/shoots are used as a vegetable. Chinese toon is also used in Chinese traditional medicine. So Chinese toon is widely planted in China. Chinese toon is suitable for sandy but fertile soil. Tolerant to humidity to some extent. The favorable pH is pH 5.5-pH 8.0. It is good for areas with an annual average temperature between 8 C°/ 46 F° and 10 C°/ 50 F°. Its tolerance to cold increases with its age. Chinese toon seeds can also be used for sprouting. Chinese toon sprouts are a nutritional, healthy gourmet vegetable and are more popular in China.
Due to shipping restrictions, we can not ship this variety to the USA without an import permit from buyers.