BLUE SAUSAGE FRUIT Decaisnea fargesii

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Decaisnea fargesii, the blue sausage fruit, blue bean shrub, or dead men's fingers, is a deciduous shrub that grows to 4 m tall and broad, but may achieve 8 m (26 ft) eventually.

It has divided leaves up to 90 cm (35 in) long, but its main attraction is the pendant bean-like pods, which appear in autumn, and are an unusual blue-grey colour. It is hardy to −20 °C.

The pulp is edible and tastes like watermelon. Peel and seeds are poisonous.

Type: Hardy shrub

Location: Sun

Hardiness zones: 5-9

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Surface sow onto a sterile seed-start mix. Water, and place in plastic, and in the fridge for 60 days for stratification. Then bring to warmth for them to germinate. Keep continually moist. Place the seeds with care are the seeds are poisonous.

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