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honey suckle

4.4.15

PINK FLOWERS OF KARIN (カリンのピンクの花)

Karin or Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) is now flowering in our garden.
Pseudocydonia sinensis is a deciduous Tree growing to 6 m by 6 m at a slow rate.  The fruit is very large (up to 18cm) and can be eaten as a sweetmeat, candied, preserved in syrup or made into a liqueur.  The fruit is antitussive.  It contains several medically active constituents and is used to treat common cold, sore throats.  Unfortunately, it cannot eat raw because it is too hard and bitter.  We planted this because we love cup-shaped pink flowers very much.


(カリンが今庭で咲いています。カリンはゆっくり成長して高さ幅とも6メートル程度になる落葉樹です。果実はとても大きく18センチぐらいまでなり、砂糖漬け、シロップ漬けあるいは、果実酒などにして食べられます。鎮咳薬でもあり、いくつかの医薬成分が含まれており、風邪や喉の痛みなどの治療に用いられます。残念ながら、とても固くて渋いので生では食べられません。カップ形のピンクの花が大好きで植えています。)





The karin is at the center.


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