Pot Size: 2 litre
Description: A small to medium sized highly aromatic shrub with pinnate leaves to 15cm long with distinctly undulating margins that are described as been obtusely toothed, with yellowish centres when young. Carrying terminal inflorescences of small greenish-yellow flowers April-May, followed by cymes of red fruit which eventually open to reveal the glossy black seed. A deciduous dioecious shrub highly valued in its native Japan, for its culinary properties, that we collected the seed of from the Chiba area not far from the east coast in 2015. Sansho, the seed is used as a peppery spice, while the young leaves are used as a paste or garnish, young leaves can also be dried. Easily cultivated in part-shade to full sun in a drained fertile soil.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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