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Mahleb Seeds

Mahleb Seeds

  • The tree is native in the Mediterranean region
  • It is cultivated for a spice obtained from the seeds inside the cherry stones. The seed has a strong bitter taste that, in parts of the Mediterranean, is dried, ground and used as a spice in breads and pastries.
  • Prunus mahaleb is a deciduous Tree growing to 9 m (29ft) by 9 m (29ft).
  • Used as a rootstock for the cultivated cherries
  • Flowers bloom in mid spring and are pollinated mainly by bees and insects.
  • The species is grown as an ornamental tree for its strongly fragrant flowers.