Parmentiera edulis, Parmentiera aculeata, Guajilote, Cuachilote, Guahalote, Candle Tree, Cucumber Tree

Parmentiera edulis, Parmentiera aculeata

Guajilote, Cuachilote, Guahalote, Candle Tree, Cucumber Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: Mexico and Guatemala
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This highly ornamental tree is due to the interesting shape of its leaves and the greenish-cream flowers that grow directly from the stem or branch tips. The fibrous, ridged, fruit is 12" long and 2" wide. It resembles a greenish-yellow cucumber, it is juicy with a sweet flavor similar to sugar cane. Eaten either raw or cooked. The fruit is sometimes made into pickles or preserves. It is reported to be a good remedy for colds, and the roots are used as a diuretic. The tree is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions but is most frequently found in high-rainfall forests where it grows spontaneously.

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