Cherry elaeagnus, Cherry silverberry, Goumi seeds, Gumi, Natsugumi, Tree plant fruit (lat. Elaeagnus multiflora)
Monoecious deciduous shrub, rarely a tree, up to 1.5—2 m high. The root system is highly branched (1-1. 5 m beyond the projection of the crown), it is mainly located in the upper layer of the soil. An important biological feature of the root system is the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen with root nodules. Shoots are often with small spines. Gumi fruits in mid-June The leaves are elliptical at the top, whole-edged. The flowers are small, bisexual, elongated, with a strong aroma. The fruits are oblong-oval (1.5-2 cm). The fruits hang on thin long stalks. Inside the fruit there is an oblong bone with a furrowed surface, surrounded by pulp. The color of the fruits changes from green to yellow and red as they mature; when ripe, the fruits do not crumble. The period from pollination to fruit ripening is about 45 days.