Greek Strawberry Tree


 

·         Family: (Ericaceae)

·         Botanical Name: (Arbutus andrachne L.)

·         English Name: Greek Strawberry Tree

·         Local Name:-

·         Description: It has 5-7 mm fruits which are round shape and non-smooth, also they seen as a cluster. In youth, they are green and then after maturity they turn to brownish red color

·         Parts Used: Fruits

·         Components: Fruits contains sugar that around 20 percent and it can be used for to make jams or some preserves. Also the bark contains 45 percent tannin and root, leaves and bark can be useful for diarrhea and dysentery.

·         Harvest Time: September to October

·         Geographic spread: Thrace, Anatolia and the Mediterranean Basin.