Vintage Green Farms
Elaeagnus philippinensis

Elaeagnus philippinensis

$10.00

Lingaro Berry

An evergreen shrub or small tree to about ten feet with a great arching habit with silvery leaves. Delicious shimmering red berries in the fall are small but in large clusters. The darkest red are the sweetest, but still have a tartness and a great after taste. If not ripe they are astringent. Excellent eaten fresh, in a sauce or dessert, great on ice cream. Small seeds can be eaten, but some prefer to spit them out. Full sun, easy to grow, drought tolerant, a big bird draw. A great source of lycopene, a cancer fighter. It has 19 times the level in tomatoes. From the higher areas of the Philippines, produces the most fruit in areas with cooler nights. Produces fruit on two year old wood.