Sweet Scarlet Goumi Plants are a nitrogen fixing, edible and medicinal plant. Rooted Sweet Scarlet Goumi plants for sale at Great Escape Nursery.
Sweet Scarlet Goumi Plants for Sale
Available for pickup at our WV and MD locations.
Scarlet Goumi Plant Information
The shurbs are self-fertile and produce fragrant creamy white flowers in May followed by tasty (and nutritious) little red berries the size of small pie cherries in late June. Goumi plants have olive shaped leaves with silvery under tones in addition to red wood. Scarlet Goumi is a hardy plant and therefore is not bothered by pests or diseases. Goumi shrubs begin bearing 2 to 3 years after planting and are very drought and wind resistant. Care should be taken as birds love the fruit from the shrub. Goumis’ are filled with vitamins A and E and contain more of the heart-healthy nutrient lycopene than tomatoes. Fruit from the plant has a sweet-tart flavor. Scarlet Goumi can be eaten fresh with other fruit or green salads, and juiced or made into jellies and jams. They are also used for making wine and fruit leather.
Goumi seed is edible, and contains a high amount of protein. A couple of authors claim the seed tastes like a peanut.
These plants are hardy in USDA zones 4-8 ant at full maturity grow to 4-8ft tall and wide. Scarlet Goumi is a deciduous small shrub that likes a well-drained site with at least a half-day of sun. It is suitable for light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.
Sweet Scarlet Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora)
This variety is Ukranian in origin.
Sweet Scarlet Goumi Plants for Sale – Ordering Information
A picture of one of our rooted Sweet Scarlet Goumi plants is displayed to the left. Please note that this plant was picked at random and the other plants may have roots smaller or larger than this plant.
For more information on the Sweet Scarlet Goumi including a recipe and possible medicinal uses please visit Sweet Scarlet Goumi Plant Information | Unique Edible Plants.
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