COMMON NAMES: Chinese Cedar, Toon, Hsiang Chun Ya
LATIN: Toona sinensis
ZONE HARDINESS: 6-11
EDIBILITY: The shoots and young tender leaves are eaten as a perennial vegetable. They have an onion-like flavor, which some compare to chicken noodle soup. The flavor is strong enough to think of the leaves as a spice added to flavor dishes.
NUTRITION: Toon is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables. High in calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
MANAGEMENT: Can be coppiced or pollarded to keep greens within reach.
OTHER USES: Ornamental.